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he year was 1921. Dr. Charles S. Ingham was Headmaster. And Gerald V. May (bottom 
left) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was playing football at Governor Dummer Academy 
on the Junior squad. The young athlete thrived at the Academy, graduating in 1926 as the 
Morse Flag winner after serving as class president and on the Student Council. He went on 
to Williams College and Harvard Law School, practiced litigation and trial law for several 
decades, raised eight children with his wife Eleanor K. May, and died in 1996. 

Can anyone identify other members of the 1921 junior football team? Let us know. 





The Archon 

Published ana 1884 


John M. Doggett.Jr. 


Judith Klein 

David Oxton 

Dan Conner 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Don Wieczorek '( >4 

Art Director 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Director of Development 

Patricia Tobin Peterman P'03 

Associate Director of Development 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Michelle Kunz Orvis 

Director of Alumni/ae and Parent Relations 

James H. Bride III 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97'02, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Co- Vice President 

Gerry Mack, Co- Vice President P'87'91'93 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05 Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L.Alfond'67 

Christopher C Beebe '55 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96'04 

Todd A. Dagres '78 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

C. David Grayer P'OO 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99'01 

Kathleen L. Livermore '79, P'04 

Pnscilla M. Mclnnis P'02'03'06 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Reynolds E. Moulton.Jr. '56 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

William E O'Leary 73 

Michael R. Porter P'96'99'01 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95'00 

Steven G. Shapiro '74 

Dolly M. Shalvoy P'02'04 

C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 

Alumni Trustees 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Bruce C.Turner '83 

Joseph P. Turner, Jr. '99 

Ex Officio 

James C Deveneyjr. '60 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

James C. Deveneyjr. '60, President 

Catherine D Burgess '91, Vice President 

Joshua C. Lappin '92, Secretary/Treasurer 

Eun-Sun An '94 

R.Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

John P. English '28 

Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 

Daniel F. Nadeau '89 

Howard J. Navins "31 P'63'66, GP'93 

Susan F. Pattison '77 

Robert B. Snyder '62 

Robert H.Studley, Jr. '86 

Marc K. Tucker '68, P'01'05 

William B. Whiting '59, P'92 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95 Past President 

Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59. Past President 

Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 Chair, 

Trustee Development Committee 


10 Then and Now 

Keeping Current with Curriculum... 

15 Common Book Authors 
Visit Academy 

16 R-E-S-P-E-C-T: 

Tell Me What You Mean to Me 

18 New Teachers Have Class 

21 Media's Influence 
on Adolescents 


2 letters to the editor 

3 headmaster's message 

4 development developments 
6 short takes 

9 admission advances 

25 class notes 

66 in memoriam 

68 chapel talk 

TlieArchon is published three rimes a year by Governor 
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(978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, 
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L e t t e 

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Words From Southwest Asia 

I am in a place where the local mosques 
show their fidelity to jihad by flying green 
flags instead of the traditional black. Gunfire 
is a regular occurrence: sometimes to cele- 
brate a birthday or wedding, sometimes to 
take potshots at U.S. cargo planes. 

It is an incredible feeling to serve with 
the U.S. military in such an extraordinary 
time. Like most people reading this, I trem- 
bled with rage and felt incredibly inadequate 
after September 1 1 . Then, fortunately, my 
National Guard unit was activated to help 
deal with the crisis. 

I began writing this on September 1 1 . It 
is now the day after, and a night spent rest- 
lessly awaiting something to happen to U.S. 
troops has passed without incident. In the 
neighboring city, however, flashes of light 
and long bursts of gunfire indicated to some 
that there was much celebration of what this 
day represented. Remarkably enough, all 
those who celebrated so boisterously failed 
to attempt to cross the wall. I think they 
knew better than to mess with us on such a 
sacred night. Dozens of my colleagues and I 
would be willing, — nay, eager — to help them 
rendezvous with the 72 virgins who alleged- 
ly await their entrance to paradise. 

I am here with hundreds of other 
Americans of various ethnicities and creeds. 
Most joined for school and some because of 
a sense of duty. Of the dozens I have met and 
talked with, I am amazed how selfless they all 
are. The patriotism and unity that has waned 
so since last year is alive and well here in 
Southwest Asia. As I look around at the peo- 
ple I am serving with, laughed at by cynics 
because of their predilection for watching 
WWF and spending time with video games, 
I am puzzled. What on earth could the 
tyrants of this day and age be thinking? 
These Americans are made of steel. President 
Bush was right: "We will not fail." 

Scott Miller '91 
United States Army 
972 MP Company 
Southwest Asia 

In Fond Remembrance 

The following was written to the 

widou' of former GDA teacher Ed Rybicki 

Dear Mrs. Mullen and Family, 

It is with the utmost respect that I write 
to you all. Not being an "active alumni" I 
didn't attend the Reunion Weekend, so I was 
unable to pay my respects at the dedication 
personally. Mrs. Rybicki, and you all, were in 
my prayers on that day. My biggest regret 
missing the weekend was not being able to 
attend the ceremony and pay my respects to 
a great teacher, a great coach, but most im- 
portantly, a great man. 

My life was touched by Mr. Rybicki for 
what seems like a brief moment, slightly un- 
der two years (FaU of 1980 -Spring of 1982), 
but his impact on me will last my lifetime, 
and by extension, will touch my children as 
well. I was away from home for the first 
time, and was at the age where the adults in 
my life were crucial to my development as a 
person. Mr. Rybicki couldn't have been a 
better role model. As my advisor he nudged 
when nudging was needed, but his percep- 
tion of what I needed as a young man, with 
ideas of my own, was right on. The kind of 
person I was, and my personality drove me 
to ignore good advice (the kind Mr. Rybicki 
gave freely) and venture forth to make my 
own mistakes. Of which there were plenty. 
When I stood dangerously close to a person- 
al edge, about to fall, he made a call which 
would change my life. He knew, at just the 
right moment, when to intervene. At that 
moment he became part of my life story. 

There are many from GDA who share that 
distinction, but none as poignant as Mr. 

His genuine care for the young people 
in his life was evident. Everyday life at a 
small prep school is intimate; you see how 
people really are. As a member of the GDA 
student body, I saw Mr. Rybicki as teacher, 
mentor, and coach molding older children 
into young adults. As a young man, I saw him 
as a husband and a father running and laugh- 
ing with his family. Much the way I do now 
with my wife and two daughters. Mr. 
Rybicki exuded a true sense of family, and 
family values. Values which I feel are impor- 
tant to future generations. Mr. Rybicki gave 
me my first lessons in parenting, and for that 
I am truly grateful. I think we were all part 
of his family, at least that was the way he 
treated us. 

I consider myself to be one of the lucky 
ones. A person whose life was touched in a 
positive way by a great person. GDA is a 
grand old place. Rich with the traditions of 
great educators, who shaped the lives of 
thousands of young men and women. For 
many reasons, not all of those people are still 
with us physically, but I believe they still 
watch over us just as Mr. Rybicki watched 
over me in my short time at GDA. He's still 
watching me, and when I run and play with 
my daughters I often think back to the 
Rybickis, laughing, rough housing, going to 
or from the dining hall on a cool Byfield 
evening, and a big smile lights up on my 
face. Thank you for a fond memory which I 
will cherish always. 

John Randolph Parker, Jr. '82 

2 TheArchon - Fall 2002 

headmaster s mess 

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Every year we try to structure our ac- 
ademic year around a general theme. 
Last year we celebrated the "year of 
the woman," marking the 30th anniversary 
of coeducation at Governor Dummer with a 
series of workshops, speakers, concerts and 
performances. This year's theme focuses on 
the concept of respect and how we as a com- 
munity can give it fuller meaning and ex- 

Our purpose is to acknowledge the im- 
portance of the "hidden curriculum" in 
schools where life's important lessons are re- 
inforced, values are communicated, and 
habits of mind imparted. 

Respect holds an increasing importance 
for public and private life today. Regrettably, 
it has experienced erosion in a variety of sec- 
tors. Schools have a duty to foster an envi- 
ronment where the concept of respect, in its 
broadest application, is practiced and valued. 

Heightening consciousness about re- 
spect is key. The opportunities are limitless. 


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Learning To Value Each Other 

We must promote re- 
spect for different ideas, 
cultures and political 
perspectives. We need 
to foster an environ- 
mental awareness and 
an appreciation for the 
natural beauty of our 
campus setting. The 
value of hard work and 
honest effort should be regularly acknowl- 
edged and celebrated. It is important that we 
understand and honor those people whose 
lives and occupations assist, serve and protect 
us. We should reach out to others when 
kindness is needed. The importance of fami- 
ly must never be marginalized. The obliga- 
tion to extend dignity and support to the 
needy and vulnerable must be cultivated. 
Developing and enhancing self-respect 
rather than narcissism must be encouraged. 
The intrinsic value of trust and friendship 
must be underscored. Important traditions, 
rituals and institutional expectations need to 
be understood and preserved. 

In early September, Dr. Sara Lawrence- 
Lightfoot, professor of Education at Harvard 
and a winner of a MacArthur Prize, gave a 
keynote address at one of our opening facul- 
ty meetings. She referred extensively to her 
book Respect: An Exploration, where she ap- 
proached respect from the perspective of 
how it "creates symmetry, empathy and con- 

nection in all kinds of relationships." She ar- 
gued that the cornerstone of a compassion- 
ate educational environment is one where 
there is a fundamental engagement between 
students and teachers; where students feel 
visible and known; where adults model be- 
havior by "walking their talk." This has al- 
ways been the tradition at GDA and the 
source of the Academy's greatest strength. We 
plan to build on this foundation throughout 
the year. 

Our ADL peer trainers conducted 
workshops focusing on tolerance and mutu- 
al respect for our student body during 
September Unity days. Our spirituality lec- 
ture series, now in its second year, will con- 
tinue to explore and frame moral and ethical 
issues. We have created a new school-wide 
community service initiative at the Boston 
Food Bank to accompany our annual host- 
ing of the Special Olympics and community 
blood drives. In keeping with our motto, 
Non Sibi Sed Aliis, each advisor/advisee team 
will be scheduled for a night's duty assisting 
our dining hall staff in the dish room during 
the fall and spring terms. 

Two important outcomes of a liberal 
education are to nurture a critical mind and 
promote lifelong learning. Challenging stu- 
dents to be their best selves and to under- 
stand the value of respect "given and gained" 
also remains central to the mission of 
Governor Dummer Academy. *fe 


Fall 2002 3 

on campus 

Development Developments 

Alumni/ ae 
Events at GDA 
for 2002-2003 

The Development Office at GDA has planned 
some exciting alumni/ae on-campus events for 
2002-2003, including a Career Day for seniors 
on Saturday, January 11, 2003, an Alumni/ae 
Art Show and Concert that evening, and the 
Winter Alumni/ae Games on Sunday, January 
12, 2003. For more information on 
these events, go to the GDA web site at 

Upcoming Events and 
Initiatives sponsored by the 
Alumni/ae Council: 

• Holiday Gathering at The Museum 
of Science on Thursday, 
December 5, 2002 

• Career Day for seniors on 
Saturday, January 11, 2003 

• Alumni/ae Council Dinner for 
seniors on Thursday, April 24, 2003 

• Night at the Boston POPS in 

May of 2003 

• Summer Internships for 2003 

GDA is looking for summer 
internships /jobs for GDA juniors and 
seniors living in the Boston, New York, 
and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. If you 
or your company has a possible 
internship /job opportunity available 
for the summer of 2003, 
please call Jim Bride in the 
Development Office at (978) 499-3215 
or email 


Gary and Jill Rogers P'04 and Priscilla and Paul Mclnnis P'02'03'06 

at The Leadership Dinner 

Leaders Recognized 

One hundred thirty current and past parents, trustees, and alumni/ae were celebrated for their 
generosity of time and resources in support of Governor Dummer Academy at a Leadership 
Dinner on October 5. 

Cocktails in the lobby of The Performing Arts Center were followed by a walk to the 
Youngman Gallery to view the portraits and landscapes of current parent Susan Stokes P'03 and 
then dinner in the Frost Library. 

After dinner, Headmaster Marty Doggett introduced Board President Dan Morgan '67, P'97, 
P'02, who presented engraved silver bowls to Annual Fund class captains and to class agents whose 
efforts resulted in participation and pledges surpassing those of other classes. Dan reminded every- 
one of the importance of the Annual Fund to the operation of the Academy and how critical each 
gift is, particularly in these difficult economic times. 

GDA on the 
Alumni/ae Road for 

Council Update 2002-2003 

The Alumni/ae Council had its first 
meeting of the year on September 25, 2002. 
According to Jim Deveney '60, AC president, 
the Alumni/ae Council is "building momen- 
tum" at GDA and has planned a busy schedule 
for the upcoming year. Headmaster Marty 
Doggett dropped by the first meeting and gave 
an update to the Council on the beginning of 
the school year and status of the long-range 
strategic plan for the school. Currently, the 
Alumni/ae Council is considering the estab- 
lishment of a Distinguished Alumnus/ae of the 
Year Award. More information on this initiative 
will appear in the next Archon. Stay tuned. 

GDA is again looking forward to a busy 
year on the road with events planned for 
Greenwich, CT, Chapel Hill, NC, New York 
City, Chicago, and Newburyport before 

GDA will also make stops in Florida, 
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, 
Washington, D.C. Boston, Portland, ME and 
New York City in 2003. We will keep you 
posted on specific dates and times for up- 
coming events through mailings and on the 
GDA web site at Hope to see 
you at the next GDA event in your area! 

4 The Archon — Fall 2002 

GDA Embarks On 
Long Range Strategic 
Planning Initiative. 

At their February 2002 Board meeting, 
the Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 
authorized the beginning of a long-range 
strategic planning process. William L.Jaques 
& Company, an institutional development 
firm, with an impressive list of non-profit 
clients, was selected to be the school's con- 
sultant in this initiative. 

"Strategic planning seeks to build broad 
consensus about an organization's most 
important objectives for the time period 
immediately ahead," according to the 
company's literature. "Strategic planning is 
about making choices to create specific 
advantage — advantage in programs; 
advantage in attracting human, fiscal and 
other resources; advantage in market 
position, and advantage in reputation." 

A Steering Committee composed of 
Trustees Chris Beebe '55, Dan Morgan 
'67P'97'02, Rey Moulton'56, Gerry Mack 
P'87,'91,'93, BiU O'Leary '73, Faculty mem- 
bers Lynda Bromley P' 96, '01, Bill Quigley 
P'04, Dick Savage, Maud Hamovit, Matt 
Gettings, Pat Peterman P'03 and Headmaster 
Marty Doggett P'04 has been empanelled to 
guide the process. 

To date, all members of the Board of 
Trustees have been interviewed. Numerous 
"focus groups" of faculty, staff, students, 
alumni/ae and current and past parents have 
been held. Data concerning admissions, 
enrollment and financial aid statistics have 
been compiled. Comparative data with peer 
schools concerning tuitions, endowment per 
student, cost per student, faculty salaries, 
faculty age distributions and debt have 
been assembled. Fiscal reports, audits and 
projections of future financial challenges 
have been accessed. 

This accumulated data will be analyzed 
and evaluated with the hope of identifying 
broad themes and emerging priorities for the 
Academy. The Board of Trustees will devote 
its December meeting to developing a draft 
plan that can be shared with the larger GDA 
community before being ratified in late win- 
ter/early spring 2003. 

Alumnus Turned 
Politician Addresses 

nSean Mahoney '85 
spoke at the first all-stu- 
dent convocation of the 
2002-2003 year. The past 
class president and captain 
of the football team con- 
tinued his studies after 
GDA at the University of Pennsylvania and 
Harvard Business School. As an entrepre- 
neur, he built two successful businesses 
which he then sold. Most recently, Sean ran 
in the primary elections for the Republican 
nomination for the U.S. Congress from the 
First District of New Hampshire. In his ad- 
dress to the GDA students, Sean discussed 
the mechanics of running a campaign for na- 
tional political office and the issues he ad- 
dressed in his campaign. Students then asked 
provocative questions about Sean's opinions 
on Iraq, terrorism, North Korea, campaign 
spending and other issues. 

Travel to Vietnam 
with GDA 

The Development Office is tentatively 
planning a trip to Vietnam for alumni-ae and 
parents in June 2003. GDA teacher Bao 
Nguyen will offer an in-depth look at the 
historical and cultural attractions of his na- 
tive country and even possibly a golf outing 
with the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. 
Departing the U.S. on June 17 and returning 
June 27, the trip will include accommoda- 
tions at five-star hotels and air travel to and 
from Vietnam. Interested in this once-in-a- 
lifetime opportunity? Call Jim Bride at 
978-499-3215 or 

Mark your calendars, 3's and 8's, because 
Reunion is just around the corner on June 
13-15, 2003. 

If you are interested in helping out with 
your class reunion plans, please contact 
Jim Bride in the Development Office at 
(978) 499-3215 

GDA Athletic Hall of 
Fame Update 

Our first induction ceremony for the 
GDA Athletic Hall of Fame is planned for 
November of 2003. Subsequent induction 
ceremonies will be held every other year. 
The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has 
met several times and established criteria for 
the award (see nomination form on page 24) 
and a deadline - January 31, 2003 - for 
nominations for the first induction ceremo- 
ny. Please fill out the nomination form and 
get it back to the Development Office by 
the due date. All nominations submitted af- 
ter the January 31 deadline will be consid- 
ered for future induction ceremonies. 

The Athletic Hall of Fame gives GDA 
the opportunity to recognize the outstand- 
ing accomplishments and contributions of 
those who excelled in athletics while at- 
tending GDA and also those who gave their 
time and effort to GDA athletic programs. 

Platters Help 
Celebrate P.R.I.D.E. 

Today, nine percent of GDA's 366 pupils 
are students of color. As members of 
P.R.I.D.E., many of them come together 
twice a week to share common backgrounds, 
interests and issues. They plan activities to 
raise the consciousness of the entire school 
and work hard to maintain their sense of 

In 2001, P.R.I.D.E introduced a new 
program called TOUR. (Tracing Our 
Unified Roots). This winter, T.O.U.R. 
participants will spend two weeks tracing the 
ancestry of African Americans through the 
Hispaniola Islands, studying the local culture 
and old slave trade routes, and enjoying the 
beauty of this part of the world. While they 
are in Hispaniola, students will volunteer in 
churches, hospitals, and other community 

To celebrate P.R.I.D.E.'s milestone 20th 
anniversary and support TOUR., the classic 
rock 'n roll group, The Platters, appeared in 
concert this month in the new Performing 
Arts Center at GDA. Proceeds from the con- 
cert and a champagne reception are being 
used to defray the costs of the winter 
T.O.U.R. trip. 

GDA Students 
Garner Art Awards 

by Michael Oxton '03 

The art- 
work of two 
GDA students, 
Vincent Manzi 
'02 and Hilary 
Scheintaub '05, 
was selected 
from the local 
Boston Globe 
Scholastic Art 

Awards to be exhibited and adjudicated at the 2002 
National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 
Manzi 's photography portfolio won a Silver Award, 
becoming the second work by a student of pho- 
tography teacher David Oxton to be judged at the 
national level. Hilary Scheintaub 's pottery also gar- 
nered a Silver Award, making her one of only two 
ceramics students from Massachusetts so honored. 

For 79 years, the awards have celebrated the 
creative work of teenagers in the United States 
with the goal of encouraging participation and set- 
ting a standard of excellence in the arts. From 
250,000 works of art and manuscripts submitted to 
90 local exhibitions, 25,000 pieces of work were 
chosen for the national-level judging in New York 
City. In June, the national awards event then recog- 
nized 1,100 of those works in Washington, D.C. 
The work was exhibited until July 15 at the 
Corcoran Gallery of Art. As GDA art teacher Irina 
Okula put it, "this is a very big honor" for the two 
GDA students. 

In another competition, the ceramics work of 
Michael Oxton '03, Elvinson Corporan '04, Tom 
Roche '05, J.C. Graziano '05, and Hilary 
Scheintaub was accepted into the Shaped Clay 
2002 exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art at 
Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Fifty 
works were chosen from a field of 280 entries, rep- 
resenting 185 students from 46 different states. The 
show opened in May and ran through June 16. 

Left: top, by Hilary Scheintaub '05 and bottom, 
by Elvinson Corporan '04 

on campus 

Short Takes 

Dr. Oleszko-Szuts at a baseball 
game in Japan 

Science Head 
Summers in Japan 

Science Department Chair Susan 
Oleszko-Szuts spent six weeks in Japan this 
past summer with the Master Teacher 
Program of the Fulbright Memorial Fund. 
She spent four of those weeks in Hanzan 
town of the Kagawa Prefecture as a teacher 
at the Kagawa Hanzan High School, which 
gave her ample opportunity to talk with stu- 
dents, attend classes, learn how to plant rice 
and enjoy the high school baseball tourna- 
ment. Oleszko-Szuts and her partner teach- 
ers.Yoshihiro Nakanishi and Keizou Tamura, 
developed a science project which was un- 
dertaken this autumn by the students in 
Byfield and in Hanzan. In February, they will 
share their data with an online conference 
(at dinner time here and in the early morn- 
ing in Japan). 

College Board Names 
GDA Scholars 

The College Board recently recognized 
16 GDA students on the basis of their out- 
standing academic performance in Advanced 
Placement courses. Francesca Demeo, 
Rachelle Dennis, Kristen Gorham, 
Alexander Harris, Marienna Murch,Jocelyn 
Scheintaub, and David White, all class of '02, 
earned the accolade of Scholars with 
Distinction for receiving an average grade of 
3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or 

higher on five or more of these exams in 
full-year courses. Michael Askenase, 
McKenzie Jones, Rachel Manikian and 
Kristina Young, also all class of '02, were 
named Scholars with Honor for receiving an 
average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP ex- 
ams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on on 
four or more of these exams on full-year 
courses. Diana Cousins, '02, Meghan Lucy, 
'02, Amrit Misra '03, Allison Sparks '02, and 
Andrew Storm '02 were named Scholars for 
receiving grades of 3 or higher on three of 
more AP exams on full-year courses. Less 
than 14 percent of the more than 900,000 
high school students who took AP exams last 
year performed at a sufficiently high level to 
merit the recognition of AP Scholar. 

GDA Students Earn 
National Merit Recognition 

Kristen DeForrest '03, a day student 
from Rowley, has been named a National 
Merit semifinalist. Sixteen thousand high 
school seniors were designated as National 
Merit semifinalists out of some 1.3 million 
entrants in over 20,000 high schools nation- 
wide. Semifinalists are the highest scoring 
PSAT/NMSQT program entrants in each 
state. Kristen will now be a candidate for one 
of 8,000 National Merit scholarships. 

In addition to achieving high honors at 
GDA, Kristen is co-editor of The Governor, 
a member of the chorus, a participant in 
Harvard Model Congress, and a frequent 
performer in drama productions at GDA. 
Kristen hopes to pursue a career in journal- 

Three other students were named 
Commended Students in the 2003 National 
Merit Scholarship Program. Allen Cooper of 
Newburyport, David Spector of Topsfield, 
and Alison Tsao of Newburyport will receive 
letters of commendation for placing among 
the top five percent of those who entered 
the competition by taking the 2001 
Preliminary SAT/National Merit 

Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

Artist/ GDA Parent 
Exhibits Work at 

Portraits and landscapes by Susan 
Murray Stokes of Newbury, mother of 
Gwyneth Stokes '03, were on display in the 
Carl Youngman Gallery of the Kaiser Visual 
Arts Center at GDA from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 . 
Susan Stokes is a member of the Guild of 
Boston Artists and is a Copley Master. Her 
work hangs at Harvard and Northeastern 
universities and has been exhibited through- 
out the country in galleries and shows. The 
recipient of many prestigious art awards, 
Stokes' portrait of a woman in history, 
Dorothea Dix, was recently chosen by 
Worcester Mechanics Hall for exhibition. 

Thanks to David Van Ness, GDA 
mathematics teacher and boat building advis- 
er, for photographs in the summer Archon of 
Marienna Murch '02 with the kayak she 
created under his tutelage. 

The Archon s- Fall 2002 7 

on campus 

Short Takes 

Making History and 
Making the Grade 

Three students in Dean of Faculty Bill 
Quigley's Advanced Placement U.S. History 
class last year, all in the class of 2003, submit- 
ted history research papers for evaluation by 
The National Writing Board last summer. 
Michael Oxton received an A for his paper 
on William Randolph Hearst & the Spanish- 
American War; David Spector also earned an 
A for "Woodrow Wilson & Henry Cabot 
Lodge: A Clash of Internationalists"; and 
Allen Cooper was accorded a B+ for his pa- 
per on "The Reagan Revolution." 

The National Writing Board, founded 
in 1998, provides an independent assessment 
of history research papers by high school 
students against an international standard de- 
veloped by The Concord Review, since 1987 
the only quarterly journal in the world for 
scholarship by high school students of histo- 
ry Each student received a three-page assess- 
ment, including scores and extensive narra- 
tive critiques by two readers, that may be 
added to his or her college applications. The 
grade distribution of submissions to The 
National Writing Board is reported as fol- 
lows: A+ = 3%; A = 13%; B = 28%; C = 
39%; D or below = 16%. Over the past 4 
years, 1 1 GDA students have submitted their 
AP U.S. History research papers; 1 earned 
A+, 4 earned A's, 4 earned B's, and 2 earned 

'04 Students Honored 

Four GDA '04 students were recently 
named recipients of Excellence in 
Education Awards from the Newburyport 
Five Cents Savings Bank. Robin Havener of 
Lynnfield, Andrew Samel of Andover, Kelsey 
Quigley of Byfield and Greg Solomon of 
Peabody received their awards on September 
19 at a luncheon. High school juniors from 
Amesbury, Triton, Newburyport, Pentucket 
and Whittier Public High Schools also re- 
ceived Class of 2004 Awards. The winners 
each received a SI 00 savings bond and a dic- 

History Teacher Michael Delay 
and John Leonard '03 

Food Bank Service 

A new all-school community service 
project began October 5. For several 
Saturday mornings throughout the school 
year, large groups of students will travel with 
others in their grade to the warehouse of the 
Greater Boston Food Bank. Through chari- 
table organizations, the Food Bank distrib- 
utes food it collects to 197 Massachusetts 
communities in nine counties including 
Essex. Students will work in the product re- 
covery room, checking expiration dates and 
restocking shelves. 

According to Student Activities 
Director Tim Weir, "The work at the Food 
Bank will give GDA students an opportuni- 
ty to do meaningful and rewarding volunteer 
work together. Our expectation is that they 
will come away with a true sense of how 
powerful service in their community can be, 
a conviction that will stay with them 
throughout their lives." Weir feels the 
school's participation in this project is anoth- 
er strong affirmation of GDA's commitment 
to community service. 

GDA Hosts Special 

On Sunday, November 3, Governor 
Dummer Academy in Byfield hosted the 
Massachusetts Special Olympics for the fif- 
teenth consecutive year. Beginning in 
August, event directors Kelsey Shannahan of 
West Newbury and Andrew Lundquist of 
Bradford, both seniors at the Academy, 
volunteers from the student body, prepared 
inspirational slide shows, organized jobs, 
trained volunteers from Governor Dummer, 
Triton Regional High School, and the 
community, and worked in close contact 
with the Special Olympics staff in Danvers. 
This year, the event hosted close to 70 teams 
from around the Commonwealth. Student, 
faculty, and community volunteers 
supervised games on almost 30 soccer fields; 
escorted 1,000 athletes, their coaches and 
families; and prepared 1,200 bag lunches. 
The event, which is organized and adminis- 
tered primarily by GDA students, concretely 
reflects the school's commitment to its 
motto, Non Sibi SedAliis, Not for Self But for 

Cum Laude Society 
Accepts 2003 

Ten students in the Class of '03 were 
elected Member-Designates to the 
Governor Dummer Academy Chapter of the 
Cum Laude Society in September. Allen D. 
Cooper, Kristen M. DeForrest, Sung-Jin Kil, 
Amrit Misra, Meghan D. O'Malley Michael 
A. Oxton, Angela L Rappoli, David S. 
Spector, Allison L.Tsao, and Hilary A. Wyner 
received the honor based on a maintaining a 
minimum 3.3 weighted GPA at the end of 
their junior year and standing in the top ten 
percent of their class, as well as exhibiting 
behavior at the Academy "worthy of the 
honor of Cum Laude" and that reflects 
"credit upon the chapter." 

8 TheArchon — Fall 2002 

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Admission Advances 

New Viewbook Debuts 

"I hope the 
book conveys to the 
reader that GDA is a 
beautiful place with 
wonderful facilities 
and a unique past, 
where students are 
engaged and hap- 
py, and where they 
work closely with 
faculty members who get 
to know them," Director of Admissions Peter 
Bidstrup says, speaking of the new school 

viewbook hot off the press from the 
publisher in Hong Kong. 

The full-color 10xl4-inch book is full 
of two-page views of the campus. "We real- 
ly wanted the book to showcase our beauti- 
ful campus and facilities, and for it to entice 
the reader to visit," explains Bidstrup. "We 
used different venues to portray the different 
aspects of life at GDA - for example, Perkins 
Dormitory for residential life, the Sager 
Bowl for athletics, the new Performing Arts 
Center for music, drama and dance. The 
panoramic photography, done with a digital 

Coffee Table Talk 

. . 

Alumni and parents are encouraged to claim bragging rights to the new GDA 
viewbook. Please call the Admissions office at 978-499-3120 to request a copy for your 
coffee table. 

And, by the way, while perusing the colorful pages, be sure to look for the almost 
hidden reflection of Admissions Director Peter Bidstrup in a mirror. No more clues, but 
let us know if vou find him. 


Tour Season off to a big start. . .Tim 77 and Leigh Richards of Natick joined their sons Sam and 

Zachary, an applicant for the class of '06, for a tour of the GDA campus led by Alex Whitney '05. 

Admissions Director Peter Bidstrup predicts that approximately 150 GDA student tour guides will give 

700-800 tours this year and 750 students will apply for approximately 100 openings. 

camera, allows the reader to see more than a 
typical narrow focus shot." Descriptive text 
runs along the bottom of pages, and inter- 
views by Bidstrup with faculty and students 
provide the quotes he hopes make the book 

The project engaged the talents of many 
people on campus, including Bidstrup, for- 
mer directors of communication Maureen 
Twombly and Kristen Grubbs, and photog- 
raphy teacher David Oxton. EvansDay 
Design in Newburyport designed the piece 
with Dan Courter as the photographer. 

The Faces of 


Three hundred sixty-six students 
registered at GDA in early September, 
including a record number of 102 sen- 
iors leading the way for 99 juniors, 95 
sophomores, and 70 freshmen. For 
those fans of statistics and demograph- 
ics, the breakdown looks like this: 

199 Boys 

167 Girls 

223 Boarding Students 

143 Day Students 

(Including Children Of Faculty) 
34 Students of color 

constituting 9 percent 

of the student body 
24 Students from Overseas 

constituting 7 percent of 

the student body 
150 Admissions out of 700 

33 New students in addition 

to the 70 freshmen 

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Then and Now: 


Keeping Current with Curriculum 

In 1855, a student had little choice in the courses he took at the 
Academy. Greek, Latin, grammar, reading, spelling, penmanship, ge- 
ography, algebra, geometry, philosophy, chemistry and physiology in 
a prescribed order rounded out each young man's schedule. 
"Classical education" might best describe what GDA teachers offered 
the students in their charge. 

Today, in 2002, the choices are myriad. Greek has given way to 
German, Spanish and French. "Reading" has expanded to include 
courses in the work of the Beat Generation and Comedy and Satire. 
Mathematics includes what used to be covered in college: calculus, 
statistics, and a subject not even a twinkle in anyone's eye in 1855 — 
programming. The history department now offers courses in 
Women's Issues, African Studies, Middle Eastern and Russian histo- 
ry, as well as psychology, macroeconomics, and comparative religion. 
And science? Physics and chemistry now share the docket with ecol- 
ogy marine science, and human anatomy and physiology. 

As for the arts, they were all but neglected in a preparatory cur- 
riculum of the 18th and 19th centuries. Even if the Academy had 
been interested in offering drawing, painting and music, no one 
would ever have envisioned high school classes in architecture, ani- 
mation, computer art, film production, electronic music composi- 
tion, jazz or "the actor's craft." 

Dean of Students Elaine White is enthusiastic about the cur- 
riculum initiatives that just keep coming at GDA. "I think that we 
consciously — each department - think about curriculum each year 
on a variety of levels," she explains. "Is the curriculum challenging? 
Is the curriculum preparing our students for college? Does the cur- 
riculum reflect our educational philosophy? Is it encouraging life- 
long learning? Does it tap into the curiosity of our students? Does it 
provide opportunities for students to show responsibility and ac- 
countability for their learning? It's always a balance between the tra- 
ditional and the new or contemporary. We consider the value in 
each, weighing them in order to make good decisions." 

All The Rest Is History 

The History Department, according to White, changes its sen- 
ior electives regularly depending on the particular interests and areas 

of expertise of the faculty. The addition ot courses on Russia, the 
Middle East and Africa surely reflect the importance of students un- 
derstanding the current state of political and economic affairs. 
Offering a course in comparative religion is both a return to a past 
tradition, an acknowledgment to the importance of the religious be- 
liefs of people in the unfolding of world affairs, and also a statement 
of the Academy's expressed responsibility to offer students an avenue 
to spiritual exploration. 

"As we prepare students 
for the world, they really 
need to understand primary 
religions which are part of 
our world — Christianity 7 , 
Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, 
etcetera," the dean believes. 
"We are trying to give the 
students a foundation so not 
only will they understand 
the concepts, but also the 
conflicts and issues world- 
wide that exist because of 
demonstrable differences in 
world beliefs." 

Peter Werner teaches 
the Comparative Religion 
course. "Religious studies 
underpins any ability to un- 
derstand literature, art, histo- 
ry and current events so it has a very crucial place in any education," 
he contends. His own education at Groton,Yale and Welseyan in- 
cluded many courses in religion, leading to his firm belief that the 
study of religion is an attempt to understand human behavior. The 
semester-long course for seniors, offered in both fall and spring, cov- 
ers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam during the first quarter, and 
Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, and Confucianism during the 
second quarter. "For me, there are two baseline objectives," explains 
Werner. "One is to march the students through a basic outline of the 

history of each of these religions with some understanding of the 
core beliefs and some realization of the current issues that under- 
standing the religions can shed light on. The other thing is that I like 
to present the thesis - without endorsement - that all religions are 
culturally different responses to the same reality." 

Werner wants the students to develop an opinion about that 
thesis and consider what are their possible responses to different 

faiths. How can an individual 
respond to different faiths? 
With exclusism, inclusivism, 
or pluralism, Werner proposes 
to his students. He explains 
that exclusism holds others' 
belief systems to be incorrect. 
Pluralism conveys holding 
one's faith and at the same 
time respecting and learning 
about the faiths of others 
without judging relative valid- 
ity; inclusivism implies a belief 
that while one's own faith is 
the correct one, other faiths 
have some validity as an im- 
perfect expression of the truth 
of one's own faith. Werner 
encourages students to devel- 
op their own responses to the 
thesis, thereby enhancing their 
understanding of current socio-political situations. He also hopes 
students build a platform that will help them in their approaches to 
the study of literature, art and history. 

Mr. Paul Wann with his new acting class 

Literature's Odyssey: 

The English department also shows flexibility, particularly in the 
elective courses offered to seniors during second semester. White re- 
cently taught a course entitled "Baseball as Literature," using texts as 

One Master's Long View 

photographs by Don Wieczorek '04 

Senior Master Richard Leavitt arrived on 
the GDA campus fresh out of Amherst 
College in 1964. He moved into a dorm, 
raised two sons here, and has never left. These 
days, the man of bow tie fame teaches mathe- 
matics and has once again assumed the duties of 
Academic Dean, but only during Elaine White's 
maternity leave. He lives behind Ingham 
Dormitory, on the street once named Faculty 
Lane, but now known by its original moniker of 

Old Lane.Yet, although the faculty member with 
seniority, Mr. Leavitt is quick to point out he is 
not the oldest GDA teacher. He leaves that hon- 
or to at least one other. 

Nonetheless, Mr. Leavitt is a repository ex- 
traordinaire of GDA oral history. He granted au- 
dience recently to the Archon staff and remi- 
nisced about changes in curricula and philoso- 
phy he has witnessed over the years, particularly 
in the areas of religion and the arts. 

"The story of religion classes at GDA is in- 
extricably tied to the idea of a school chaplain. 
The first school chaplain in modern times was 
Jim Harris who was appointed around 1960 by 
Headmaster Val Wilkie. Before that, Ted Eames 
would run vespers Sunday evenings in the Cobb 
Room and walk up the road to Byfield Parish 
Church on Sunday mornings with students. Jim 
Harris started the first religion class, a kind of 
history or survey of the world's religions. 

Tl,e Archon <*» Fall 2002 11 

varied as A Prayer for Owen Meany, Bang the 
Drum Slowly and Chaim Potok's The Chosen. 
"As a sideline to Potok's book, we needed to 
talk about Chassidic Judaism," says White. 
"We watched a PBS documentary on the 
New York Chassidic community. It turned 
out we had a Muslim, an Orthodox Jew and 
a Christian in the class, so we ended up do- 
ing a mini-unit on the three faiths and their 
similarities. The students moved in that di- 
rection. That's what GDA allows." 

In the future, White hopes the English 
department can offer a sophomore honors 
course with a seminar for students at night. 
The department continues to seek ways to 
expose students to literature and living writ- 
ers. For example, department chair Dick 
Searles is planning an authors' series this year 
in The Performing Arts Center, Peggy 
Ramsdell taught a poetry workshop last year 
at night, and Aine Greany taught a fiction 
workshop in fall 2001. "There are many op- 
portunities for those who are interested," 
states White. 

Many people do not even know that 
English as a Second Language classes are of- 
fered to international students at GDA by 
teacher Karen Gold. Unlike some other 
schools which offer complete ESL tracks for 
language -based courses, GDA gives support 
to the students who attend regular English 
and history classes. "ESL here is a supple- 
ment," explains Gold. "We try to reinforce 
what our international students are going to 
need in an American classroom. We listen, 
read, write and speak, using a communicative 

approach." Sometimes Gold has a group that 
needs particular help in one area, often 
speaking skills since participation and oral 
presentation are emphasized at GDA but not 
in many schools abroad. 

Gold teaches two classes with five to 
seven students in each, one at the intermedi- 
ate level, the other advanced. Students are 
tested upon entrance for placement. "The 
beauty of having a small class is that I can 
take a day and work with them on issues in 
other classes, almost like a tutoring session. 
For instance, our writing process is very dif- 
ferent from that in schools outside the U.S. 
The concept of peer reviewing, revising, and 
creating different drafts is unknown to many 
of our international students," says Gold. For 
history courses, Gold offers her students an 
overview so they have some context in 
which to confront the material in their class- 
es. To fit ESL into their schedules, freshmen 
often forgo history class, and others do not 
take a foreign language other than English. 

Gold believes her classes offer a much- 
needed safe community for international 
students at GDA. "I think ESL at GDA is a 
bridge without making kids feel more differ- 
ent than they already do," she explains. 
"Technically, ESL is applied linguistics. It's 
giving them the language they need to be 
successful in this environment. These kids are 
really smart and really talented. I do a lot of 
cheerleading and encouraging, trying to 
make them feel integrated into this commu- 

ESL is offered to a GDA student for a 

maximum of two years. As the curriculum 
guide states, "the focus of Intermediate ESL 
is acclimation to American culture and the 
Governor Dummer community; the focus of 
advanced ESL is to further develop the stu- 
dent's skills in all areas of academic English." 
And cheerlead, Gold would add. 

Four Score 
And Seven... 

In another nod to the past, a course in 
Public Speaking will be offered in spring 
2003. Christopher Stowens of the Fine Arts 
department will teach the class "in the tradi- 
tion of Art Sager and Doug Miller, two 
renowned former GDA teachers." However, 
Stowens adds, "I'll update the material to be 
more appropriate for this era." GDA students 
in the past were required to take public 
speaking for one quarter in order to gradu- 
ate. Art Sager, who taught English, coached 
football, and ran the glee club, was the mem- 
ber of the "Old Guard" most associated with 
the course. With the advent of the Square 
One curriculum at GDA, the course went by 
the wayside around 1992, according to Dean 
White. "We're bringing it back as an experi- 
ment, an elective open to sophomores, jun- 
iors and seniors," she explains. "The reasons 
are two-fold. First, many alumni say it was 
the most practical course they ever took, the 
lessons of which they've come to rely on. 
The second is that students have requested 

'The year I came, the Moseley Chapel and 
Thompson Auditorium both opened. Jim Harris 
had resigned and was replaced by Peter Mercer. 
At that time, the Old Guard ofTom Mercer, head 
of the English department, Ed Dunning, Art 
Sager, Mac Murphy. Ben Stone, Roy Ohrn, 
Buster Navms, and John Witherspoon, who all 
came to the Academy around 1930, were near 
the end of their careers. 

"As soon as the chapel opened, the school 
arranged for Catholic servu es to be held there 
also. They would be at 9 a.m., followed by the 
non-denominational Protestant services at 10 or 
10:30. People form LaSalette or Merrimack 
College would come in to run the Catholic serv- 
ices. Jewish students were given rides to the tem- 

ple in Newburyport when they requested, but 
that was rare. There were a few Muslim students 
then, and not much was offered for them. 

"Peter Mercer, who would become the 
son-in-law of Art Sager, continued teaching the 
course begun by Jim Harris, which was offered 
to primarily sophomores as a half-credit class 
required for graduation. Peter expanded the 
program to more than one course and, towards 
the later part of the 60s, brought in issues of 
social consciousness and action. It was not quite 
an ethics class, but an expansion of the religious 

"A second chaplain was added for a period 
of four to five years. Bill Dubocq worked in tan- 
dem with Peter. For a while there might have 

been as many as three or four different offerings 
to fulfill the graduation requirement. One might 
have been an introduction, another more con- 
cerned with social action or ethics, the others 
about the Old and New Testaments. The expan- 
sion fit in with a time in the school's history when 
we were broadening the curriculum. The late 60s 
was time to add courses in a lot of schools. 

"During this period of time, the mid to late 
60s, John Ogden [father of current English 
teacher Steve Ogden] succeeded Tom Mercer 
[no relation to Chaplain Mercer] as head of the 
English department. He started teaching one 
of the first arts courses in the history of the acad- 
emy - Art History. Up until then, any studio 
experience on campus - glee club, instrumentals, 

12 TkeArchon 


the class. We often require students to make 
oral presentations, and many know they 
need to improve their communication skills. 
I believe this course will become a best sell- 
er... again." 

For Art's Sake 

GDA's art department, a relatively 
young program which began in the 
60s, now burgeons with both energy 
and new offerings. Just this year alone, 
three new courses are under way: film- 
making, freshman drama and upperclass 
acting. "We're growing, busting at the 
seams," says department head Geoff 
Brace. "We'll be needing to expand to 
accommodate the interests of the stu- 
dents, expanding both in space and 
number of instructors." As evidenced 
by the recent highly popular course 
initiatives in architecture, animation 
and printmaking, Brace and his col- 
leagues are "always looking for new 
programs to bring in and new ways to 
involve the students' creative selves." 

The conscious effort to grow the 
performing and visual arts program was 
further spurred by the opening of the 
new Performing Arts Center. "The first 
step was to include drama as an elective 
in the arts curriculum," says Dean 
White. The other new offering is the 
filmmaking course taught by David Oxton. 
Mr. Oxton uses four powerful Mac G4s in 

the photo lab which are equipped with 
photo editing software. In addition, he plans 
to use the new iMacs in PAC for his second 
semester class. "Editing on the computer 

Mr. Peter Werner in his 
Comparative Religion Class 

allows the students to create fairly sophisti- 
cated short videos," Oxton explains. "There 
is very little we can't do with the iMovie 

software. Students are able to fully control 
the way their shots work together. They can 
tighten scenes, alter the speed of the images, 
and soften with the transitions between 
shots. The eciiting software also 
gives them the chance to blend 
music and sound effects into their 
video creations." Students in 
Oxton's class can even "decon- 
struct" movies, "tearing apart" 
scenes from favorites films to 
understand how they work, and 
then rearranging parts to create 
new versions. 

Dean White hopes dance 
and technical theater classes will 
also soon be available, as well as 
more classes in instrumental and 
vocal music. "We are always 
thinking about where we are 
heading in building the arts 
program. We now see fine arts as 
one of our six academic subjects, 
so it is important that we meet 
the needs of the students by pro- 
viding a broad arts curriculum," 
Dean White concludes. The 
commitment to the arts as an 
integral part of a well-rounded 
education may be relatively new 
at traditional prep schools, but 
seemingly a force to reckon with 
at GDA in 2002. 


visual arts - was purely extracurricular on 
Saturday mornings and Friday evenings. But this 
was the beginning of trying to develop an 
authentic arts program. In the back of the stage 
in Thompson Auditorium was the first art studio, 
overseen by Kitty Mercer, Tom's wife, who was 
hired to develop the program. 

"During the 60s, the speech program devel- 
oped by Art Sager also flourished. It included 
public speaking, oratory, practical guidance on 
matters such as how to run a business meeting or 
use appropriate gestures. After Art retired, Buster 
[Navins] took over and was eventually succeeded 
by Doug Miller. The course was a half-credit 
offering required of seniors for graduation. A lot of 
alumni are very fond of that course, and still see it 

as the most practical course they had here. Paul 
Wann tried to keep it afloat after Doug retired, but 
soon pressure from the college admission perspec- 
tive, expanded requirements for students to enroll 
in major courses in the five areas of English, math- 
ematics, history, foreign language and the sciences 
each year, as well as some limitations on resources, 
squeezed the religion and speech requirements 
out of the picture. Now, we're looking to reinstate 
the speech course. 

"But back to the chaplaincy. In the 60s, Peter 
and Ellie [Sager] Mercer would take kids in the 
summer to some reservations in the Dakotas to 
build churches and schools. It was like Habitat 
for Humanity in the Badlands, and was really 
the beginning of Community Service at GDA. 

Bill Dubocq moved more towards assuming 
responsibility for Sunday morning services in 
the chapel, while Peter initiated more social 
action programs. 

"Then came a period of belt tightening in 
the early 70s. Both Peter Mercer and Bill Dubocq 
left the Academy and went into parish work. They 
were replaced by one chaplain, Henry "Hank" 
Spire who offered perhaps two courses, with the 
graduation requirement still in place. Tom Tindell 
and Dudley Claghorn continued a vibrant pro- 
gram into the early 80s. Julios Slayton, as well, led 
the program on the both the classroom and chapel 
service fronts. 

"At the same time, the end of Val Wilkies 
era and the beginning of Jack Ragle s reign, there 

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It's All Greek... Not 

Practical Applications in Spanish, a 
three-year program developed by teacher 
Lisa Keegan, began three years ago in order 
to fill a need for students who learn best 
through a multi-sensory approach. Because 
GDA requires three years of language study 
with no waivers, there were some students 
who were having difficulty mastering the 
necessary' skills for graduation. 

"The course is called Practical 
Applications in Spanish because the program 
offers methods to apply what you learn and 
retain it better." Keegan explains. "'The tech- 
niques aim to engage all of the senses. A kid 
who may not write as well may be great at 
listening, being creative, and speaking. These 
courses are geared toward students who may 
have stronger audio and oral skills than writ- 
ten skills. This program offers him or her an 
opportunity to excel, whereas one avenue of 
evaluation such as a written test might dis- 
courage this student from reaching his or her 

"Fonetica" is what Keegan calls the 
methodology she developed. "When you 
have a language with an alphabet the same as 
English, and you've been speaking English 
tor 15 or 16 years, it may be difficult for the 
brain to see the same letters and say a differ- 
ent sound," she believes. "'Fonetica' inverts 
the process and teaches sounds and pronun- 
ciation and later matches these sounds with 
the visual." 

Students make up their own spelling af- 
ter they have heard the words and duplicat- 
ed the sound. Then later Keegan teaches 
them the conventional spelling of the word. 
"It's all about attaching new sounds to the 
same letters," she says with a palpable passion 
for her teaching method. "Once the sounds 
are reproduced and the students realize that 
accurate pronunciation is possible, they have 
more confidence in reading and pronounc- 
ing Spanish." 

To date, 50 to 60 students have gone 
through Keegan's classes, some moving on to 
traditional fourth year Spanish studies at the 
Academy, some even successfully pursuing 
Spanish study in college. To Keegan, the suc- 
cess is clear evidence that "once you get peo- 
ple past the obstacle of thinking they can't 
do it. they can learn." To Dean White, 
Practical Applications in Spanish is one more 
way that GDA acknowledges that people 
learn in different ways and "we need to be 
cognizant of that and offer a variety of teach- 
ing approaches in the classroom." 

Math, Science and the 
Pythegorean Theorem. . . 

The science department has not lagged 
behind in curriculum initiatives over the past 
few years. Advanced Placement courses are 
now offered in biology and physics. Human 
Anatomy and Physiology has joined the 
ranks of elective science courses for seniors. 

In another attempt to motivate students 
and meet their needs, Conceptual Physics 
and Conceptual Chemistry have been added 
to the regular and accelerated courses for 
students with interest in the subjects but 
who may lack some of the math necessary 
tor the traditional classes. Lab stations and 
hands-on activities figure largely in the cur- 
ricula for these courses. In the mathematics 
department, the latest addition is Advanced 
Placement Statistics, a college-level course 
which introduces students to the major con- 
cepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and 
drawing conclusions from data. 

Capping It Off... 

Headmaster Marty- Doggett is calling 
for one more curriculum change in the near 
future: a "capstone experience" for graduat- 
ing seniors. He has appointed an ad hoc 
committee to evaluate the senior year expe- 
rience with an eye to creating an innovative 
manner in which to "distinguish a student's 
final year at the Academy." The program 
might include seminars and experiential 
learning opportunities. 

And so it goes. No more Greek, but 
enough exciting and broadening curricula 
from the past and present to engage the most 
reluctant learner, "I 

was increasing opportunity for students to go 
off campus which indirecdy put a strain on the 
whole religious observance program. If they're 
not here, you don't have much of an audience. 

"In the mid-to late 80s, it also became 
increasingly hard to locate good school people 
to fill the role of school chaplaincy. So. by the 
late 80s and early 90s, the position was dropped. 
With it died the requirement of a religion 
course. It was partially supplanted by Peter 
Bragdon through chapel meetings on 
Wednesday mornings run by him and a Chapel 
Committee. I believe Marty Doggett s develop- 
ment of spirituality convocations last year and 

14 TheAnhon ~> Fall 2002 

this is another response to the request of some to 
bring back what was once tradition here. 

"I'm glad to see the return of a religion 
course. However, in our setting, in my personal 
opinion, it has to be a non-secular thing. We're 
not a church school. To be an educated person, 
as well as to understand higher mathematics, it's 
important to be aware of the great religions of 
the world and the place they play in the on-go- 
ings of life on this planet. At the heart of a liber- 
al education, there should be exposure to the 
world's great religions, their impact on history, 
literature, politics, art and science. These last 12 
months have shown what ignorance can cost." If 

Mr. Richard Leavitt in an 
earlier year at GDA 

Common Book Authors Visit Academy 

Though the story of the Dormer Party 
and its journey from the Midwest to 
California in the mid-nineteenth century 
has assumed mythic proportions in the 
American psyche, author James D. Houston 
still felt compelled to write his own version 

while others find reserves of decency and 

In some ways, Houston seemed destined 
to write this tale anew. In the 60s, fresh out 
of graduate school at Stanford, he and his 
wife moved to Santa Cruz, California, into 

James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston 

of the events in his novel, Snow Mountain 

As Houston told the assembly of stu- 
dents, faculty and guests at the GDA annual 
Common Book Convocation on October 
15, he was less interested in the cannibalism 
that people generally associate with the 
Donner Party, and more intrigued by the 
family drama, by considering what people 
do when they are pushed to their limits, 
"when their humanity is put to the test." 
Through his research and writing, he con- 
cluded that some people become savages 

the only house they could afford — a decay- 
ing Victorian which rented for seventy-five 
dollars per month. Not long after moving in, 
Houston was hired to write a history of a 
men's club in San Jose. As part of his re- 
search, he interviewed Frasier Reed II, 
great-grandson of James Frasier Reed, one of 
the founders of the Donner Party. Entering 
Reed's home, Houston was dumbstruck by a 
photograph on the wall of the house he and 
his wife occupied. The elderly gentlemen 
then recounted to Houston that the house 
had been owned by his great aunt, Patty 

Reed, daughter of James Reed. "It was an 
extraordinary, synchronistic moment that 
brought us together," Houston told the GDA 

Reed regaled Houston with the story of 
his great grandfather coming across the 
plains, of the knife fight his forebear 
had with a teamster, and the banish- 
ment from the group that followed. "I 
saw that day that the story was more 
than that of people having a rough 
time getting to California," the author 
explained. "It could not be separated 
from the politics of the United States 
in the middle of the nineteenth centu- 

Still, Houston did not then begin 
his novel of the Donner Party. He first 
completed another of his contempo- 
rary novels before launching into the 
exhaustive research necessary to un- 
dertake a historical fiction-writing 
project. Pouring over diaries and 
memoirs, and then retracing the route 
from Wyoming through Utah, Nevada 
and the Sierra Nevadas finally led him 
to "the point when I thought I better 
get busy and write this story." 

Writing in his attic office, 
Houston felt that Patty Reed was 
speaking to him, guiding him in 
telling the story of her family. When 
the author told his wife, she was clear- 
ly not comfortable with her husband 
hearing voices. "But, you know we 
writers will take whatever we can get 
as long as it moves the story along," 
Houston said only half-jokingly to the 
GDA community. 

Houston's novel speaks in two 
voices, he explained. First, there is the "om- 
niscient" voice that follows James Reed's ex- 
perience, but then there are Patty Reed's 
"Trail Notes," part of the "invention of the 
novel," the author said. Neither voice alone 
could have effectively told the whole story, 
he felt. Finding the correct voice for a nov- 
el, who best can tell the story, is always key, 
the author maintains. "We all have a lot of 
voices inside us. We all have a young person, 
an elder, a male, a female. Writing allows us 
to express those different voices," Houston 
concluded, 'i 

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R- E-S- P- E-C 

Tell Me What You Mean to Me 

Each year, the faculty at GDA engages in a series of professional 
development days designed around a common theme. Tliis year, 
the theme is respect, a concept open to various definitions and in- 
terpretations. To start off the year, Dean of Faculty William 
Quigley invited Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot of Harvard 
University to speak about her vision of respect and its implemen- 
tation in schools. Tlie sociologist / educator is the author of eight 
books, including Respect: An Exploration and The Good 
High School. She received a Mac Arthur Foundation "genius" 
grain n 1984, and in 1998 became the first African American 
woman in the history of Harvard University to have an endowed 
professorship named in her honor. 

As she began to speak to the GDA faculty in early 
September, Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot articulat- 
ed what every teacher knows. "The opening days of 
school are pregnant with poignancy and promise," she 
told the audience of seasoned and new teachers. 

"Students learn to grow and flourish under our 
care," she continued, acknowledging that GDA is an in- 
stitution that clearly wants its students to learn the art of 
discourse and to develop a sense of accountability to 
themselves and others. The Harvard sociologist and ed- 
ucator then launched into her firm belief that respect is 
the key ingredient in achieving the goals of a school. 

Her idea of respect, however, challenges the tradi- 
tional, hierarchical notions. To Lawrence-Lightfoot, re- 
spect is a symmetrical and reciprocal relationship, "both 
sides of a resonant equation."The challenge is to "create 
symmetry and empathy between those commonly seen 
as unequal," she advised. Only by dismantling the hier- 
archies and supplanting dutiful compliance with gen- 
uine respect can schools reach their highest goals. 

One gains respect by giving it, Lawrence-Lightfoot 
first learned from her parents but has since seen proven 
in her research. Achievement and productivity are clear- 
ly linked to respect, she emphasized. To underscore her 
conviction, Lawrence-Lightfoot recounted that she has 
visited hundreds of schools, asking students to identify 
their best teachers. The answers are always the same: the 
teachers who made the students feel respected, visible, 
worthy. The students told her they felt "dissed" by 
teachers who did not listen, take them seriously, or seem 
to care. Since all teaching is relational, Lawrence- 
Lightfoot concludes that the best teaching relies on the 
respectful relationships between teachers and students. 

16 TheArchon -* Fall 2002 

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After presenting her prepared speech and reading 
from her book, Respect: An Exploration, Lawrence- 
Lightfoot opened the floor to questions and discus- 

Lawrence-Lightfoot perceives six dimensions 
conveyed through respect — dimensions which pro- 
vide a framework, yet are not discreet one from the 
other. She believes that respectful relationships en- 
courage empowerment, healing, dialogue, curiosity, 
self-respect and fully engaged attention. Anyone in- 
terested in building strong schools, families and 
communities, she emphasized, should heed the les- 
sons available through promoting respect. Respect 
grounded in reciprocity and conveyed through nu- 
ance, language and body, grows in relationships, 
Lawrence-Lightfoot said. Though respect includes 
what is commonly thought of as civility, it is not 
the same. Respect goes beyond politeness and 
manners to "seeing the other as genuinely worthy." 
At the heart of respectful encounters is listening 
with full attention to the stories of others, asking 
authentic questions, and finding universal experi- 
ences. Although language can well convey respect, 
so can silence, the professor said. "Silence that gives 
the other person permission to let us know what 
that person needs" carries potent messages of re- 

Never has dialogue about respect been more 
important, the speaker told her audience. "Respect 
is potent, omnipresent, practical and prophetic. 
Respect is the equation that works between stu- 
dents and teachers, adults and adolescents. Respect 
is the most powerful dimension defining relation- 
ships in schools." 'i 


Question: What creative ways are there to say thank you to adoles- 

Answer: Remind students of the contributions they have made to the conversation. 
Speak to the substance of their work: real thank yous need to be substantive and indi- 
vidualized, since we say thank you to everything these days. Use humor to express 
thanks. Know what's funny to them. Make them feel visible, knowable. Listen com- 
pletely, offering the caress of full attention. 

Question: How do we remain optimistic with adolescents in the face 
of all that is dark in the world these days? 

Answer: I have no choice. Educators, teachers have no choice but to give the promise of 
something better. Tlte students deserve our optimism. 

Question: How can some of us raised with the idea that respect is 
hierarchical turn that off when our buttons are pushed? 

Answer: Day by day. Recognize that your primal urges will come up and be full of 
self-forgiveness. There are also moments in schools and families that require quick au- 
thoritative responses to things that are dangerous or chaotic, moments when adults do 
have to take charge. Adolescents don't want adults to be other adolescents. Tltey want 
adults to be grown, up. 

Question: At the end of the day, in adopting this approach to rela- 
tionships, if there is still conflict and honest disagreement, how do 
you preserve respect? 

Answer: Respect is embedded in the process. If you believe in the authenticity of the 
process, you will demonstrate respect. If the process is superficial, bankrupt, a mask for a 
decision already made, no one will feel satisfied with the outcome. But a person can 
honor a decision if they felt honored through the process. 

Question: You haven't talked about patience. We have to say over and 
over again, "don't wear your hat in the dining hall," "don't drink 
and drive," "don't chew gum in class." 

Answer: I am awestruck by the patience of good teachers. You need to continue to say 
what's important, but also notice and name the times they have met the thresholds. 
Positive reinforcement is always more effective than negative reinforcement. 

Question: Wouldn't it be better to eliminate all superficial symbols 
of static respect? Wouldn't it be easier to have real respect if we got 
rid of trivial things like the rules against gum in class or wearing 
hats inside? 

Answer: Symbols of civility are not unimportant. They are important to civilized soci- 
ety. Without them, it is very hard to develop a larger system of respect. Symbols are ter- 
rifically important. 

Question: Could you speak about the qualitative and quantitative 
differences in silence? 

Answer: Research on "wait time" indicates that teachers who give students more time 
to develop answers will have more higher achieving students. However, I mean more 
than wait time. I mean attentiveness, seeking out what a child has to say. I am speak- 
ing of silence pregnant with anticipation, patience, and promise. If 

TheArclnvi ■*•• Fall 

New Teachers 

Seven new faculty members began their orientation 
to GDA with words of support and counsel from 
Headmaster Marty Doggett on August 27. 
Here are excerpts from Mr. DoggetVs welcome to 
"the rookies. " 

"I would argue that there is nothing nobler than car- 
ing for the young. Teachers are the vehicles to help 
young people understand the power of possibilities. 
They inculcate hope and they help to eliminate barri- 
ers. If teachers do not undertake these tasks, who 

"All schools assume a heavy burden: they must be 
better than the cultural norms. And all great schools 
celebrate kids. GDA has the well-deserved reputation 
for creating a climate where students are 'known'. This 
starts with the faculty. We accept students for who 
they are and where they happen to be. The great 
Nigerian saying is eloquent on this point: 'such as I 
am, I am a precious gift'." 

Peter-Donat Kazarinoff teaches applied chemistry and ninth grade sci- 
ence, is a dorm associate in Moody, and coaches Thirds Soccer. A 2001 grad- 
uate of Cornell University with a B.A. in chemistry, Peter worked as a re- 
search assistant with Cornell's particle accelerator and did video production 
work in Australia before joining the GDA community. No dog. 

"I came home from my first day of soccer practice with 
mosquito bites all over my body. They swelled up and itched 
like crazy. But after a hot shower, I couldn't even feel them. 
Things pop up at GDA, little hastles, problems, meetings, 
grading, but after a long day I'm not bothered by it. All I 
can remember is how great that soccer practice went." 

— Peter-Donat Kazarinoff 



Have Class 

"As a teacher new to this school you will be tested. Is 
he or she fair? Does he or she have a sense of humor? 
Believe me, students will watch you like a hawk until 
they think they have you figured out. Don't be afraid 
to say no to kids. If you are fair and consistent, you 
will be respected. I firmly believe that you haven't ar- 
rived as a teacher until you find your name scrawled 
on a bathroom wall." 

"Always take credit for being a teacher. Tracy Kidder 
once said that teaching isn't an easy job but easy jobs 
get old before you do." 

Julie M. Rowe teaches Spanish, is 
dorm associate in Boynton, and coaches 
Cross-country and Girls' Lacrosse. She is a 
2000 graduate of the University of New 
Hampshire with a B.A. in Spanish. Julie 
studied for a year at University of Granada 
in Spain. She comes to GDAfrom Berwick 
Academy. Dog? Yes. Golden retriever named 
Playa (which means "beach" in Spanish.) 

"Where am I supposed to be? — 
Oh yeah, both here and there... 
five minutes ago." 

— Julie Rowe 

Joseph V Repczynski assumes the new position of Technical Theater Director and also teaches 
sophomore English. Joe earned his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in theater with a 
concentration in technical direction, and has spent several years in technical stagecraft, most recently as 
technical director at UMass-Lowell. Dog? No. Cats named Emma and Molly. 

"As John Quincy Adams said, 'Courage and perseverance have a magical talis- 
man, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.'" 

-Joe Repczynski 

photographs by Don Wieczorek '04 

TheArchon a« Fall 20(12 19 






Matthew E.M. Hunt teaches mathematics, coaches football and wrestling, 
and is head dorm parent in Phillips. Matt earned his B.S. in Electrical 
Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2000 and expects to receive his 
M.S. in May of 2003. No dog. "Maintenance says it's on order." 

1 . You never live the same day twice at boarding school. 

2. Having just left college, I am amazed by how much 
work I can get done before 10 a.m. 

3. No amount of education, planning, or forethought can 
prepare you for that moment when one of your 
students expresses interest in acquiring a calculator 
similar to your own because 'it will match my outfit'." 

— Matthew Hunt 

Lynne M. Hueber teaches biology, is a 
dorm associate in Peirce, and coaches JV 
Field Hockey and Volleyball. A 1999 
graduate of the University of Idaho with a 
B.S. in Forestry and biology, Lynne taught 
for two years at Proctor Academy before 
coming to GDA. Dog? Yes. Black Lab 
named Guinness. 

"Genuine colleagues, delicious 
food, and top shelf students and 
athletes. What more could you 

-Lynne Hueber 

Mike C. Delay teaches history, lives in Eames as dorm parent with 
his wife Martha, will be assistant coach for Varsity Men's Hockey and 
coach for fV Men's Lacrosse. Mike is a 1992 graduate of Boston College 
where he played Varsity Hockey and earned a B.A. in Communications. 
Before arriving at GDA, Mike taught at Chapel Hill-Chauucy Hall 
School and the Trinity-Pawling School after working for several years 
with Fidelity Investments. Dog? Yes. Black Lab named Bogey. 

"My first impressions of GDA are extremely positive. The 
returning faculty has really made the new faculty feel very 
comfortable in our new positions. The students I teach 
and live with on the dorm strive to be successful in all 
areas of school life, and seem to be very tolerant and 
respectful to all of those on campus. My wife and I really 
enjoy the environment around campus." 

— Mike Delay 

20 TheArchon ~* Fall 2002 

Influence on 

In a generation which grew up 
spending hours each day confronted 
by information from television, in the 
movies, on computers and videos, the ef- 
fect of media is immeasurable. Ellie 
Griffin, director of counseling services at 
Milton Academy studies what this expo- 
sure does to adolescents. She shared her 
insights and the results of her research 
with GDA dorm parents at an in-house 
conference August 28. 

In her presentation, Griffin pointed to 
the need for parental supervision of what 
children hear and see. Rap music which 
promotes sexual activity, violence and sex- 
ism; MTV videos that demean women; 
magazines with advertising that emphasizes 
the need to change one's physical appear- 
ance or buy material possessions to in- 
crease popularity; and television stations 
like the Playboy channel where sex is por- 
trayed as the paramount goal in a relation- 
ship, all play a detrimental role in develop- 
ment, said the speaker. The internet pro- 
vides another dangerous avenue for youth, 
often causing sleep deprivation as well as 
access to buy anything and even engage in 
romance with strangers. 

The media are irresponsible, she not- 
ed. They encourage risky behavior with- 
out talking about how adolescents should 
take care of themselves, and they present 
information about small groups of people 
as if it were true of all people. Moreover, 
they barrage young people with the belief 

that possessions lead to popularity, that 
having "the look" of the moment can 
bring success. 

The Independent School 
Gender Project, which Griffin 
conducted with others, indicated 
that 40 percent of adolescent girls in 
'"" the study were not satisfied with 
their appearances; 77 percent be- 
lieved thin girls were more popular; 30 
percent diet often; and 17 percent some- 
times binge and purge. Self-image for both 
boys and girls, the study showed, declines 
in grades 9 through 12. 

Other findings indicated that 76 per- 
cent of both teenage boys and girls are 
sleep deprived which might influence the 
large number who reported periods of de- 
pression, since sleep loss and depression are 
correlated. Perhaps surprisingly, students 
reported feeling more peer pressure as 
they got older, with senior boys reporting 
feeling pushed by peers to use drugs and 
be sexually active. Another finding indi- 
cates that remarks about sex, race, ethnici- 
ty and other factors bother boys less as 
they get older, but girls more. 

Griffin concluded that schools and all 
adults dealing with adolescents need to 
work on encouraging good body images, 
combating peer pressure, and fighting the 
desensitization of teens to expressions of 
discrimination. She recommended teach- 
ing media literacy and critical thinking 
skills to students; providing effective sex 
education; talking directly about the dif- 
ference between wanting and needing ma- 
terial goods; responding to negative mes- 
sages students and adults may say; provid- 
ing opportunities for young people to 
build self-confidence without feeling the 
need to change their bodies; and partner- 
ing with parents to help them understand 
the issues. There is a great need, she em- 
phasized, to cut through denial and wish- 
ful thinking, and recognize the danger and 
effects of the media on the young. 

Ellie Griffin will return 
to GDA in February to 
speak during Parents' 

Jackie Hogan '92 

Video Accompanies 

To accompany Griffin's presentation 
on adolescents and the media, Dean of 
Students Lynda Bromley asked Jackie 
Hogan '92 to create a video that would ed- 
ucate dorm parents about what teens may 
be listening to, watching, and reading. 

Hogan is quick to point out that not 
all students are exposing themselves to ob- 
jectional material, but the products of the 
media are out there bombarding teens with 
images that can influence adolescent be- 
havior. She cited many statistics in the 
video, including one provided by Teen 
Research Unlimited which claims that "last 
year, U.S. teens spent an estimated $105 bil- 
lion and influenced their parents to spend 
an additional $48 billion." 

Although Hogan 's video was created as 
an in-house project for GDA, Jackie has al- 
ready received requests from two other 
schools to present the piece. The target au- 
dience is definitely educators and others 
who live with students, Jackie says. With 
that in mind, she has given five copies to 
GDA which may be checked out of the 
school library to parents, teachers, and 
alumni for private screening. 

A media producer specializing in the 
non-profit and educational sectors, Jackie 
has created two other projects for GDA, 
one a historical look at the changes at 
GDA, the other a consideration of the place 
of women at GDA over the years. 

Boys' Varsity Soccer defeated Brooks for the first 
time in five years, proudly reclaiming the 

Navins-Gusdon Cup. 

Girls' Varsity Soccer met some tough opponents 

this fall but fought hard through many injuries 

to garner several impressive wins. 

Boys' Cross-Country held its own in a very 

competitive field this year, with hopes of 

improving on last year's ISL and New England 

Championship results. 

22 TlwArclwn m Fall 2002 

The Governors Varsity Football Squad 
defended its 2001 New England 
championship this fall. 

The Field Hockey Team is on its way to its best 

record since 1987, with 10 wins, 2 losses, and 

1 tie as The Archon went to press. 

The Girls' Varsity Cross- Country Team completed 
its third undefeated ISL season in late October. 

photographs by DonWieczorek '04 
The Archon «* Fall 2002 23 

GDA Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form 

Please suggest a nominee for the Governor Dummer Academy Athletic Hall of Fame! Complete this form (or 
photocopy it) and mail the nomination form to: Jim Bride, Governor Dummer Academy, I Elm Street, 
Byfield, MA 1 922 or send by fax to 978-462- 1319 

For more information on the GDA Hall of Fame, see the GDA web site at 

Nominee's Name. 

Your Name 



if applicable 


if applicable 




Home Phone 

Business Phone 

Preferred Email 

Why do you believe this person should be consid- 
ered for the GDA Athletic Hall of Fame? 

(Please list awards/honors while he or she was a student/athlete at GDA 
or other information to support your nomination.) 

Criteria to consider for an alumnus/a: 

• athletic performance while a student at GDA, realizing 
that sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork are critical 
elements of athletic success at GDA 

Criteria to consider for a coach at GDA: 

• his or her exemplary performance as a coach, realizing 
that teaching and sportsmanship are essential values of 
good coaching 

Criteria to consider for a friend of GDA Athletics: 

• his or her contribution to GDA Athletics as a loyal sup- 
porter to athletic programs at GDA 

Other criteria to consider: 

• athletic performance or participation in athletics beyond 
GDA that has brought recognition to GDA, and has 
served as a model for the GDA community 

• any alumnus/a or coach nominated for the Athletic Hall 
of Fame must have been away from GDA for a minimum 
of 1 years 


• Nomination forms are due by January 3 1 , 2003 

Other Notes: 

The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will make final decisions 
on inductees and several inductees will be named to the GDA 
Athletic Hall of Fame every other year, starting in the fall of 

' *>*4* *77* ' Archon* Kail* 2002 ' 

of Note 

This article fust appeared in the fall 
2002 issue of MassGolfer. 
Reprinted with permission 
oj the publisher. 

The release of A Commonwealth Of 
Golfers marks yet another milestone in the 
extraordinary career ofjohn English. With 
a resume that ranges from serving as 
founding editor of the USGA magazine, 
Golf Journal, to being one of the interpreters 
of the Rules of Golf, the 92-year-old resident 
of Harwich Port is considered the de facto 
historian emeritus of Massachusetts golf. 
Part golf journalist, part golf administrator 
and seemingly full-time volunteer to the 
game, he has worked closely with the MGA 
on developing their new book, in particular 
through a revision of his landmark historical 
essay, Golf in the Commonwealth. 

"I wrote the foundation of that piece 
for the official program magazine for the 
1988 US Open at The Country Club, recalls 
English. "When the MGA wanted to include 
a brief history in their book, they asked me 
to expand and update the piece... and I hap- 
pily obliged." 

Born in Haverhill in 1910, English 
spent the summers of his youth in the 
Plymouth area where he honed his game at 
Plymouth Country Club. His subsequent 
enrollment into Williams College was no 
fluke. "The course at Taconic Golf Club, 
which is owned by Williams, was my fa- 
vorite. I was fortunate to play three years on 
their golf team while concentrating my stud- 
ies in history." 

Upon graduation in 1932, English spent 
a year at Harvard Business School, but the 
realities of the Great Depression soon influ- 
enced him to take a job in journalism with 
the Boston Herald. 

"I started copyediting in the financial 
news section, but my background in golf be- 
came known, and soon I was off doing sports 
work. I had a particularly memorable time 
following every stroke of Sam Snead's eight 
on the final hole of the 1939 U S Open at 
Philadelphia Country Club. He was not an 

class notes 

John English '28 

easy interview afterwards." 

English remained at the Herald until 
early 1942, whereupon he enlisted in the 
Navy shortly after the attack on Pearl 
Harbor. After serving four years in the 
Pacific, he was assigned back to Pearl Harbor 
where he became a public information offi- 
cer. In that role, he spent a year with the 
Seventh Fleet in Shanghai. English would 
later be called back to duty during the 
Korean War in 1952-53 when he served in 
naval intelligence in Washington DC. For his 
service to his country, he received a third 
stripe and 10-year ribbon as a commander in 
the Navy. 

Upon leaving the Navy, English had a 
brief second stint with the Herald in 1948, 
but wanderlust soon took him to New York 
and an editorial position with Fawcett 
Publications. There, opportunity in golf 
knocked from an old acquaintance... Joe 
Dey, the USGA's executive director since 

"In 1949, Joe asked me to moonlight on 
a new publication the USGA was planning 
to communicate with its members. I worked 
nights and weekends on launching what was 
then called USGA Journal. Joe and I ended 
up producing the whole publication, and I 
did most all of the writing." 

Now called Golf Journal, the USGA's of- 
ficial magazine still flourishes today. Dey, a 
tough taskmaster, liked English's work so 
much that he asked him to come on full- 
time as USGA assistant executive director. 
English agreed and, while he continued 
working on Golf Journal, his role also ex- 
panded... for good reason. 

"At that time, the USGA only had three 
employees... Dey, Eddie Miller and myself. 

We ran all the championships, the commu- 
nications, everything. But my main job 
turned out to be answering the 
phone... providing rules decisions for ten 

Indeed, the interpretations of The 
Rules Of Golf during that era can be mostly 
traced to English's desk. Yet, as enjoyable 
as the work was, the round-the-clock de- 
mands eventually took their toll. 

"My friends used to say, 'what a great 
job you must have John, getting to play golf 
all the time with your job.' The reality, how- 
ever, was the job ruined my golf game as I 
had no chance at all to play in the summer 
for almost ten years." 

That changed when his alma mater 
called to offer the position of Williams 
College alumni relations director in 1960. 
Relocating to Williamstown until his retire- 
ment in 1975, English reestablished himself 
at Taconic by serving many years as both sec- 
retary and president of the club. About the 
time he was getting his handicap back down, 
the MGA came knocking for advice. 

"The MGA wanted to better commu- 
nicate with its member ship, and I had some 
experience doing just that at the USGA. I 
became a member of the MGA Executive 
Committee and went on to become presi- 
dent in 1971." 

As president, English introduced the 
first MGA Annual Report, which was issued 
every year through 1989. That publication 
was, effectively, the forerunner of MassGolfer 
that launched in 1990. 

English, also an active member of 
Eastward Ho! CC for many years, is particu- 
larly proud of helping bring western 
Massachusetts golf clubs into the MGA and 
for educating Massachusetts golf officials in a 
higher appreciation of the Rules of Golf. For 
his many contributions to the game, he re- 
ceived the 1995 MGA Frank H. Sellman 
Distinguished Service Award, a fitting life- 
time honor to someone who can rightly 
claim - in many ways - that he helped ' write 
the book' on Massachusetts golf. 1? 

— Maxwell M. Carey 

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This year has been a busy one for 
Marshall Clinard '28. On 15 Jan. 2002, he 
and Arelene Westbrook were married in 
Taxco, Mexico. Since then the newly weds 
have been making their primary home in 
Santa Fe, NM. They are traveling a lot, and 
hope to visit India during the winter. The 
recent Enron, and other scandals, have been 
of special interest to Marshall. He published 
four books on the illegal and unethical be- 
havior in industry twenty years ago and they 
attracted little attention. He is glad to say 
that this behavior is now in the open. 

John Whittlesey '33 is still practicing 
labor and employment law at 85 years of age. 
He and his wife Barbara recently celebrated 
their 60th wedding anniversary and all is go- 
ing well for them. They have a new neigh- 
bor in Chappaqua, New York, but as yet they 
haven't seen Mr. and Mrs. William Clinton 
around town. From the tone of his note I 
suspect that John is not a big admirer of Bill 
and Hilary. 

1933 Tennis Team; John Hosmer, captain, Mario Fernandez, Herbert Badger, 

and Justin Smith 

David Harris '36 and Peter Bragdon 

Chuck Somerby '37 is still in Milton, 
FL, and lives in the house that he and Doris 
purchased 32 years ago when they were 
newlyweds. At present their major intellec- 
tual interest is the Santa Rosa Historical 
Society. "In an early note, I mentioned that 
I was having problems with my right knee 
and that I had to have a total knee replace- 

John Bemben '35 notes that he too is 
having problems with his leg. He reports 
that he is still able to drive his car and do 
some light chores around the house. "To the 
members of the recent classes who read my 
notes, I'll just say that you too will someday 
be members of the earliest active classes, and 
you too will soon be active mentally but a 
bit slow physically." 

Charles Henrich '35 is a retired engi- 
neer and has lived in Hamden, CT for about 
10 years. They live near their daughter and 
grandchildren. Much of their outside activ- 
ity now centers around their church. 
Charles notes that when he entered GDA he 
went from a failing situation to a student 
who gained admission to Cornell. That 
makes at least two of us who became re- 
spectable students in Byfield. My history is 
about the same as Chuck's and I was admit- 
ted to Colgate. 

Alan Bullwinkle '38 continues to be 
involved in the affairs of his village. He 
keeps active researching the history of the 
old houses in the town, and interviewing 

some of the older residents who have lived in 
Stapleford for their entire lives. He still sings 
in a Friday group and in the church choir. 

The one theme throughout all the notes 
I've received is "I'm as well as can be ex- 
pected." As a note to recent graduates who 
read this column this translates as — I can't do 
much about my antiquity or my aches and 
pains, but I'm as contrary as I was the day I 
got my diploma. 


Class of 1939 

Donald W. Stockwell 

39 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301-2509 

(802) 254-5504 

I was disappointed that I didn't hear 
from more classmates. It was great hearing 
from Ed Koenig who has been among the 
missing for the last several years. He lives in 
LaPorte, TX, is semi-retired, caring for his 
wife in a nursing home and arbitrating la- 
bor-management cases throughout several 
southern states. Unfortunately he does not 
think he'll get back east again although he 
still has ties to Amherst College and GDA. 
An unknown fact to many of us is that he 
was crewing at the Indianapolis 500 from 
1973 to 1984 and returns each May to that 
big racing event. Hopefully we will contin- 
ue to hear from Ed when the call goes out 
for an update on his activities. 

Apparently John Klotz still uses a pen 

26 TheArchon »» Fall 2002 

with the large point as I have to decipher his 
notes which offers me a challenge. As a re- 
sult, I may unintentionally overlook some of 
his escapades which makes us, unfortunately, 
the losers. The most recent interpretation is 
that he celebrated his 82nd birthday, August 
12, which is hard to believe as he is a man 
'on the go.' He recently spent three weeks in 
Ireland, three days at a tennis camp, and was 
whale watching in September. He did say he 
was too old to attend the 80's at Orange 
Lawn this year. He ran out of space on his 
card which left me hanging as he generally 
tells us more about his activities. 

Chuck Hewitt is a welcome corre- 
spondent. He and Dorothy are enjoying 

1938 Sketch Club 

their move to a long term care facility at 
Willow Valley in Lancaster, PA. Besides en- 
joying good food, they are taking trips and 
playing golf. They are looking forward to 
their three-month stay in Florida in January. 
Chuck says his health is holding up with the 
usual aches and pains all encounter at this 
time of life. 

Phil Simpson took me to task at our 
63rd reunion complaining that I did not 
mention his name in the Spring edition of 
the Archon. Generally when I request infor- 
mation for a forthcoming issue everything 
about Phil comes from his wife, Susan. 
However, in this case, lo and behold, he re- 
turned the reply card. He reports he's had a 
great vegetable garden, he's back playing the 
keyboard one night a week at a Class A 
restaurant, and he's planning a fishing trip to 
northern Maine. All the time I thought his 
hometown, Wmthrop, was in northern 


John Gannett was cruising the Maine 
coast last summer in 'Captain Howard' with 
the Down East Yacht Club. In between he's 
been busy hauling ballast for the Maine 
Narrow Gauge Railroad. 

"Nothing cooking," says Tom Tenney 
but he, too, suffered from the heat this sum- 
mer along with those who were on the golf 
course. Apparently his golf game is in a 
slump as he's now paying anyone he plays 
against. However, it hasn't dulled his sense of 
giving as he says it's still fun chasing the ball 
around. He continues to bemoan the fact 
that he has not talked or seen any '39ers. He 
was in Brattleboro once. I'm still here, Tom! 

It was nice to hear from John 
Koslowski although Parkinson's has laid 
him low for the past 12 years. The passing of 
his wife, Stasia, a year ago was also a tremen- 
dous blow. However, the fact he has sons, a 
daughter and five grandchildren is great 
comfort to him. We know his classmates and 
many friends wish him well. 

Our good friend and fellow classmate, 
Henry Payson, has recently moved to 
Falmouth By The Sea, 191 Foreside Road, 
Falmouth, ME 04105. Henry's reply to my 
request for news expressed his appreciation 
to my good wishes and best regards. We 
know he would appreciate hearing from 

That's about all for this session. Oh yes, 
Alice and I made our 63rd reunion in June 
and were joined once again by Phil and Sue 
Simpson. It was a great affair with the red 
carpet rolled out for us old timers. It's great 
meeting those who came before us and those 
who came after. It's one big family, not only 
alums but those who are behind the scenes 
that make these reunions so memorable. 


Class of 1940 

William H. Torrey 

112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11702-3902 

(631) 669-4339 

purcjoy2 1 

Frederick Stanyon is still above 
ground in Florida. He says "I will always 
credit the sports programs and companion- 
ships there nurtured with any leadership 
abilities that I might have. Many heartfelt 
thanks. Teaching AARP driver program to 
old folks and still working out. Thanks for 
my scholarship in 1940." 

Tom Tenney '39 

Norman Quint will be hitting the '80' 
mark in May. "(Thought the parades were 
for me until I was 12 years old). Have had 
by-pass surgery on legs this year but still can 
not run the marathon. Best of life to all of 
the wonderful people at GDA." 

At the time I heard from Larry Van 
Doren, he was waiting to hear from two in- 
stitutions in regard to volunteer work. His 
oldest granddaughter starts in New England 
Conservatory of Music in September. 

Francis "Pete" Farnum is still living in 
Freeport, ME in the same house. Kids and 
grandchildren still use all the amenities. In 
the winter he and his wife drive their 33' 
motor home to Naples where they have a 
boat in Casco Bay. Too much to do in Maine 
in the summer to travel elsewhere. He saw 
Al Hutchinson at University of Maine 
Class '44 meeting in Orono. He has just fin- 
ished writing a history of his town North 
Waterboro, Maine and is still in excellent 

Jim Dodge had a stroke a few months 
ago which cancelled his peripheral vision. 
He still has a little visibility but the balance 
is gone and he's lost all his golf balls. He 
doesn't agree that old age is easy. 

Andy Bailey is still busy with same law 
work and helping to arrange some private 
foundations. He's looking forward to winter 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

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lass notes 

in Naples and yes, Bob Lyle is in Naples, too 
and they have met there sociaUy plus golf. 

Sandy Young and his wife have moved 
to 402 Crooked Creek Drive in 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 in early June. 
Their plans are to spend most of their time 
there while still keeping a place in 
Connecticut. He's still playing a lot of golf 
and continues to be active in USGA com- 
mittees plus the Chairman of the CT. Golf 
Foundation. He sends his very warm wish- 
es to all of his classmates. 

Robert F. Goodspeed's leather busi- 
ness has expanded since the Chinese opened 
a warehouse in Los Angeles. They are now 
building a multi-million dollar tannery in 
China and have extended his contract for 
another 10 years. Bob says he hopes he lives 
that long. He and Joanne will return to 
Florida the first of October after a very full 
summer in NH with Joanne's 7 grandchil- 
dren and his 13. 

Al Hutchinson thinks anniversaries are 
great but as you get older you realize just 
how old you are. This summer he had his 
63rd high school and 58th college reunions. 
He met a lot of great friends but finds that 
about half the classes are gone. He expects 
to go to Switzerland in September after the 
trip planned last year was cancelled. 

Bill Little Bill went to a family re- 
union in Plum Island... the new "Fantasy 
Island " if one can believe Fortune magazine. 
His children from Germany, San Francisco 
and Newbury joined in and they had a great 
time. His daughter in Houston was unable 
to attend as she was starting her five-year 
check-up after her liver transplant of '97. So 
far, all is well. Bill has been busy with the 
Boards of the Shell Alumni Association and 
the Holy Spirit Episcopal School in 
Houston. His golf game has disappeared 
with the ages, and scores are not worth relat- 
ing . He sends his best. 

Bob Little and his wife Jeanne are still 
living in Woodland , CA upon concluding 
their Independent Contractor's work a cou- 
ple of years ago. They've been doing work 
around the house and yard. They have made 
a couple of trips to the Atlanta, GA area to 
visit their son and his family. Bob sends his 
best to all. 

We are sorry to say we were notified 
that Dwight Murray passed away. Sandy 

Keyes in the Alumni/ae Office would like to 
get some information about him if any of 
you have any. 

We were sorry to hear that O. K. 
Dowse died also. 

After a number of years as your corre- 
spondent I feel it's about time to pass the job 
along to another volunteer. Hope one of 
you will step up to the plate and take over. 
Incidentally, my wife is the one who does 
the real work involved - nothing like having 
a great secretary. 


Class of 1941 

R. Andrew Little 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

P.O. Box 513 

Little Falls, NY 13365-5019 

(315) 823-1662 

David Goodhart says: "My son John 
Goodhart '80 and his wife Kathleen have a 
daughter Camille who was born on January 
9, 2002. They live inTiburon, CA." 

John Hastings says he is still at his old 
address and would be interested to see how 
many replies come in for the Class of 1941. 

Jim Monroe says: "As a family, we have 
been very lucky. Two years ago, our four 
children and seven grandchildren put them- 
selves out to celebrate our 50th anniversary. 
This summer, they completely organized 
(and provided transportation) for us and 50 
relations — to celebrate Ann's 75th and my 
80th in Christmas Cove, Maine. Just back 
from a Smithsonian cruise with a grandson, 
on a 50-passenger, very intricate cruise in 
Alaska. Late fall, Arm and I go to Australia 
where a granddaughter will be married. 
Who said you slow down in your old age?" 

Neal Cox is still active in Rotary. 
Attended the International Conference in 
Barcelona, Spain in June. Saw some very un- 
usual architecture. Playing golf 4-5 days a 
week. Plan to drive to Arkansas in October 
to visit two of our kids in Little Rock. 

Bob Covert says: "My life is good — 
five grandchildren, 4-5/9 great grandchil- 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

dren (all back in Michigan). I'm retired from 
real estate and travel some — my health is 
patch and go. Best regards to Buster 

Richard Wyman says: "A very hot 
summer, here in Maitland, FL. We are unable 
to get North anymore, unfortunately. We 
sure miss our "summer vacation" but make 
the best of it. I am seven years free of 
prostate cancer but now must have cataract 
surgery in September. What next? We still 
play tennis if the heat isn't too much. We 
have had a fine group of 'olde geezers' who, 
in their day, were pretty darned good. We are 
fading out however. Don't see any GDAers 
but do keep in touch with Bill Abbott, Jack 
Miller and "Cuz" Bill Bailey." 

Paul Morgan reports that "after 55 
years of marriage, we finally visited Niagara 
Falls - spectacular!! Also visited Corning, 
Ithaca, Cooperstown, Roxbury and the 
Norman Rockwell Museum. This fall we'll 
catch the Getty. Gotta see the world while 
you're young — full of vim, vigor, and vitali- 



Class of 1942 

Seward E. Pomeroy 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 1 602- 1401 

(508) 152-1469 

There may have been soggier weekends, 
but if you have read the summer supplement 
to the Archon, you will recall Reunion as 
rainy and cold. For whatever reasons, only 
five of our class made it back to our 60th 
Reunion in June. They are Tom and 
Barbara Fenn, Bill and Mary Hill, Derek 
Lagemann, Stu and Cornelia Pomeroy, 
and Jason and Elizabeth Starr. 

Ted Stitt was unable to get back due to 
eye surgery, but his wife, Joy Towne, came 
up for the weekend and spent parts of it with 
our class. You may recall that Joy was previ- 
ously married to Benjamin Towne of the 
Class of 1945 who died in 1995. As a result 
she spends part of reunion weekends with 
the '45 people who have returned. In a note 
to us, Ted writes that he "spent most of the 
summer having two cataract operations and 
corrections of (my) eyes, which are now 
20/20 plus. . .better than any time since I was 
ten years old. Easy operations but long care 

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Class of 1943Archon Staff 

and recuperation. Sorry to miss reunion." 
We were sorry not to have had Ted on board, 
but had a good time chatting with Joy. 

Bill Hill wrote: "Good to see a few re- 
turnees to our 60th reunion. More bodies 
should have showed. GDA seems like a small 
college campus now! The school offers a 
great many things, of course. One wonders 
if one needs to go on to college? Getting 
into advanced education and being accepted 
is a real chore, plus an expensive situation. 
Visited Camp Winona this fall! The camp 
was having its 95th Anniversary. I was a 
camper there 70 years ago (!) at age 8, going 
on 9." 

Cornelia and I along with the Hills 
from our group attended a Saturday morn- 
ing program called "Back to the Classroom". 
English teacher Paul Wann and History 
teacher Gretchen Scharfe '95 led discus- 
sions on their American studies class which 
is team taught. It was very impressive, and I 
told Paul afterwards that I would have loved 
to have been in a class like that when we 
were at GDA. Times have indeed changed. 
Statistically The Class Notes are among the 
most popular part of a school publication. In 
order to make this column more interesting 
to our class we need to get input from more 
of us. Help! 


Class of 1943 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 

(508) 746-1306 

60th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

The 43s did better this time. A large 
number liked the e-mail option. 

Bob Morrell says they are doing well 
and that he has finally gotten the hang of his 
job after 54 years and intends to continue. 

Bob Wadleigh is in a one-story in 
Worcester. I am a bit worried, since he men- 
tioned going to a Democratic convention. 
He may be slipping more than the rest of us. 

Walt McGill reminds us that we have a 
(gasp) 60th coming up next spring and that 
it would be outstanding if each of us could 
scrape up at least $.60 and get the participa- 
tion up to 100 percent. He will accept 
something larger, also. 

Huck Leinbach is still in Urbanna.VA 
and has sold his beauty wooden yacht and 
gone to a Clorox bottle 25' long. He remar- 
ried in '97 and raised his family count to 24 

from 8. 

Chet Ross is in Texas and Florida. He 
recalls seeing Phil Sawyer leaving a football 
game with his nose all over his face. He 
found one of the few helmets with a face 
guard and went back in. Fond memories of 
South Byfield. 

Pete Morgan dined with Pinkie 
Whitney and enjoyed it and reminiscences 
of Ambrose One. 

Pete Staples is well and serving on the 
board of a colonial museum in Guilford, the 
Hyland House, to stay out of trouble. 
Mention his name at the door and they 
won't charge you extra. 

Poor Bob Wood is having to help his 
brother-in-law sail a 42' catamaran from 
Mobile to Port Charlotte. Somebody has to 
do the dirty jobs and it was good of Bob to 



Class of 1944 

Steven K. Kauffman 

137 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185-8910 

(757) 220-9013 

First, I want to thank those of you who 
responded to the "Don't be shy. . . " invitation 
to share. It would facilitate communications 
if those of you with Email addresses would 
let Sandy Keyes know what they are. 

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class notes 

Steve Kaufman'44 and his wife Teresa in The Alps last summer at the Kleiner Scheidegg 

Pass with the North Face of the Eiger in the background. 

I Emailed those of you she has. 

To the "Don't Be Shy..." postcard 
Malcolm von Saltza says, "Aw shucks!" and 
then sends: "I still do some real estate devel- 
opment, etc. Hooked by the hot market on 
[the] Coast of Maine, and skimpy cash flow 
for retirement. Also work with land trusts 
and supervise forestry work. Keeping in 
touch with friends and colleagues is a great 
source of pleasure. 

Ed Tarbell stopped for a visit while sail- 
ing. "I still feel the wonder of life, but pes- 
simistic about much of mankind's antics on 
the planet." 

Ben Pearson writes us: "Still enjoying 
Brays Island Plantation, SC. Lots of golf, 
hunting, clay bird shooting, etc. Don't make 
it to Byfield as much as I would like, but 
manage to visit in June and September and 
December. Tell Denny I hate Email. I don't 
send any, because I haven't learned how - 
yet." Then Ben phoned to tell your secretary 
he is living in the best place in the world. He 
says he has been there in Sheldon, NC for 
seven years. Before he left Byfield he was the 
only non-trustee on the building committee. 
He left for NC before the library and gym 
were finished and has yet to have a walk 
through of the buildings. He is taking deliv- 
ery on a new bicycle today, the day after his 

call. He stays in good shape for a 76-year- 
old. "Jean's eyesight is not good and contin- 
ues to deteriorate, She is still doing wonder- 
ful paintings. Looking forward to our 60th 
in 2004." 

Homer Gibbs sold his condo in 
Sarasota - spending the summer in Boothbay 
Harbor, Me. Two sons are getting married, 
one in November, one in March. He has no 
plans for the winter yet. (Neither do I.) 

Jim Waugh, your veteran class fund 
raiser, says that he, like me, (or is it I? Media 
grammar has gone to hell so I don't know 
anymore) is on the verge of passing on the 
job, "but who will take it?" Jim points out a 
couple of errors I made in the info begging 
letter. 1) His roomy Rem Clark, about 
whom he thinks a lot, was not killed in 
WWII, but died of a heart attack. 2) Jim says 
"41," as they are now calling Geo. H. W 
Bush, was of our generation, contrary to 
what I claimed. He says he played baseball 
against him in college. He thus assumes that 
"41" was about his age. Close, but no cigar. 
"41" was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on 
June 12, 1924. That makes him of the GI (or 
Greatest) generation, pre- 1926. On his 18th 
birthday, 6/12/42, "41" went into the U. S. 
Navy. The youngest pilot in the Navy when 
he received his wings, he flew 58 combat 
missions during World War II. (I think he was 

flying one of those low and slow airplanes 
when he was shot down.) 

Pinky Whitney signed in and tells us 
that he is of the GI Generation, having been 
born September 1st, 1924. He says he is 
lucky enough to catch up with Peter and 
Jerry Morgan and Bill and Ruth Cerwin. 
They meet at Ken's Steak House in 
Framingham, which he says is very pleasant 
and easy for all. (Watch the cholesterol, 
Pinky.) He says, "tis fun to catch up!" The 
three were in Ambrose House together with 
roommates and he's sorry to say these three 
roommates have passed on: Arthur Fiorini - 
Paul Nivin - Charles Goodhue! 

Nat Dummer says he has been doing 
the "usual" things this summer. (Sounds to 
me like he is still reaching out.) Monday and 
Wednesday mornings, nearly every week of 
the year he and Millie work on the town's 
"Meals on Wheels" program for senior citi- 
zens. Nat also drives for an organization in 
his northeast corner of Massachusetts called 
"Northern Essex Elder Transport." He takes 
people who can't drive any more to medical 
appointments, including dialysis. Nat is also 
a volunteer on the Zoning Board of Appeals 
and the Historic District Commission in his 
town of Rowley Nat and Millie are going 
to be in Washington, DC on 9/11. (Sounds 
to your secretary like pretty rewarding and 
worthwhile ways to spend time.) 

Nick Martin ( E- 
mailed the following: "Still working as con- 
sultant for the company I started in 1961. 
Two of my sons are running the business. I 
try to stay out of their hair even though I'm 
there most of the time. Planning a birding 
trip to Panama in Oct. Hope to increase my 
bird list well over the current 800. I play 
tennis three to four times a week. Entering a 
doubles tennis tournament next week, play- 
ing in the 75-year age group. Had a bout 
with prostate cancer a couple years ago. 
Hopefully it's in remission for the rest of my 
life. Life is great! Glad you accepted the class 
Sec. duties for another year." 

I sent George Pollin a photo I took of 
George Patton's grave at Bastogne. He wrote 
this: "Thanks for the great picture of the 
place where G Patton is resting. And you 
have a great memory. I did know him in 
1940-41 (shot skeet with both him and Gen. 
Bradley at Ft. Benning on Sundays), and vis- 

30 TheArchon «■ Fall 2002 

ited his wife at their farm while a student at 
GDA. No matter what the wimps say, or any 
mistakes he might have made (don't we all), 
he remains one of my heroes. As for us, the 
best news is that we are both still on the 
green side of the turf. We went on a cruise 
in the Baltic earlier this year for a few days. 
Saw Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, etc. and 
had a great, lazy time. Next month 
(October) we are going to take a trip on the 
Rhone, after a couple of days in Paris, end- 
ing with three days in Nice. Getting old is 
not that bad!!" 

George went on to say kind words 
about Jim Waugh. "He is amazing. Even 
sent me a picture of my mother's church, 
with the note that it was built by Bausch & 
Lomb. Now, how did he know that? It is in 
Oklahoma City, and I had no idea that B&L 
ever heard of OKC! And I was baptized in its 
predecessor." (Jim sent your secretary a pho- 
to of Delray Beach Main Street circa 1940.) 
If the class of '44 has a renaissance man, it 
is Jim. And you never know where he is at 
any given time. I nominate him for the Class 
of '44 "Man of the Century". 

Dermis Anderson wrote that he retired 
in 2000. "Travel, horticulture, inventing 

Len Plavin writes that he was misquot- 
ed in last winter's Archon. He says that he 
never made a disparaging comment about 
his classmates that suggested why there was 
not 100 percent class participation in fund 
raising. The class secretary and Archon staff 
apologize for any error. 

As for your not very loyal secretary: 
The trip up the Rhine and up and down 
the Mosel was great. If you want 
to see what the trip was like go to: 
px?oid=20556If. If you have nothing better 
to do and want to see some of the hundreds 
of photos I took, go to Club Photo on the 
Internet and plug in my Email address: mer- (Only do this if you have a 
broadband ISP.) I only gained four pounds. 
Switzerland is beautiful and we shall return - 
"Be the Good Lord Willing" as Arthur 
Godfrey (did I spell that right?) used to say. 
Until the next time: Good Health To You All! 


Class of 1945 

Richard A. Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newbiiryport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 

Peter Bragdon and Stan Hamel '45 in 
Tequesta, Florida, February, 2002. 

Brad Alden writes: "The summer of 
discontent - a prostate operation (non-can- 
cerous) in July and open heart surgery in 
August, but now progressing well." 

Warren Furth sent this message: "In 
June, Margaret and I had a marvelous vaca- 
tion in Ireland. We traveled all over the 
country (except Northern Ireland) and were 
lucky with the weather: only three days of 
rain in two weeks. The Irish are lovely — 
when you can understand them - though 
they give you the wrong directions most of 
the time. In July, I was re-elected Chairman 
of American Democrats Abroad for a second 
term. Now busy with voter registration for 
the November elections." 

Bill Page tells us: "Barb and I celebrat- 
ed our 50th anniversary last October. This 
year we were blessed with two great-grand- 
children — John Arthur Bradley and Page 
Eivas. Last fall we had a great trip to Nova 
Scotia to my mother's birthplace, TaTa 
Magouche. We sold our lobster boat this 
spring and are busy with the house, gardens 
and woodworking shop. Barb is still very 
much involved with her paintings. I think 
they are outstanding. Hope this finds all 
healthy and happy." 



Class of 1946 

George E. Duffy, II 

14161 North Ageratum Way 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 

If any of this is a repeat, I'm sure it's 
worth repeating. Your cards dribble in and 
sometimes (usually) they are few and far be- 
tween so it's a puzzle. 

Herb Levine is still actively practicing 
at Tufts New England Medical Center (3/4 
time) after 40 years. The Levines are enjoy- 
ing their children and two grandsons, travel 
and a retreat on Buzzard's Bay. 

Alan Carpenter reports "status quo. 
Be it known that I am still alive and (by and 
large) self-sufficient." 

Ted Baker went to Sidney, Australia for 
two weeks in February and then cruised 
away to Hawaii in October. 

Bill Silver had the unenviable job of 
identifying dental remains of victims of the 
World Trade Center attack. "I was gratified 
to assist in my own way. Do I have to say it 

Bob Waugh 's oldest grandson graduat- 
ed from St. Lawrence Univ. last June. A 
granddaughter is at Colgate and 10 more 
grandkids are coming along. He was sad- 
dened, as was I, by the death of his brother, 
Sam '44, in October '01. 

Lyndy Watkins and his wife Marilyn 
had a grand trip to Maine in September. 
They sailed on an old schooner and enjoyed 
several shore dinners. 

Needless to say, I'm envious. Now I 
have sad news. I heard from Dave Flavins' 
son that Dave has Alzheimer's disease and is 
now in a nursing home in New Canaan, Ct. 

Ed Maxson, my roommate, baseball 
buddy and much else, is also a victim of 
Alzheimer's. According to a note from his 
wife, Nancy, this spring Ed was still at home 
and receiving outpatient day care. 

As far as your aging correspondent, I 
just returned home after three weeks in the 
VA Rehabilitation Hospital in Tucson (sup- 
posed to be one of the better Veteran's facil- 
ities.) Val says, "If I were a house, I'd be con- 
demned." I'm hanging in there and hope 
you are, too. 


Class of 1947 

LTC Homer Ambrose, Jr. 

5601 Seminary Road #2205N 

Falls Church, VA 2204 1 

(703) 379-8011 

At the 55th Reunion of '47 on June 15, 
the Old Guard was represented by Jay and 
Kailia Curtis, Jim and Betty Knott, Ben 

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class notes 

Birdsall, Norm Brown, Jack Deering, 
Josiah Welch, Henry Dunker, and Bob 
McGill. They attended the 1 1 a.m. session 
in the new auditorium with music and 

John "Wahoo" Heyle writes: "Still 
playing some tennis and softball. Volunteer at 
local hospital in the mornings, and run a 
second-hand record store in the afternoons. 
Retired from Wall Street, but everybody is 
asking what to do. Lucky to have grandchil- 
dren in town. Good health and happiness to 
Norm Brown writes: "Whew! The 
heat and humidity these past few days have 
been humongous, especially when you don't 
have A/C. My wife didn't want A/C, and 
neither did I until this spell, but I'm about to 
surreptitiously turn up the furnace to rein- 
force my argument for a central-air system. 
Of course, this will be but a fleeting memo- 
ry by the time this fall issue of Archon comes 

Jack Deering and I attended our 55th 
in June. Time constraints didn't allow a full 
day at GDA on Saturday, but we did enjoy a 
great performance in the new Performing 
Arts Center. 

Preceding this, I had a wonderful re- 
union with Jay Curtis and his lovely wife, 
Kaila, at the "Old Guard" luncheon (those 
broiled scallops are to die for, as they say). In 
reminiscing our past, I told Jay that during 
the late forties, I worked summers for his 
brother, Jack, building pleasure boats in 
Boothbay Harbor, based on the Maine lob- 
ster boat design. Lest you think I was a nau- 
tical engineer at the time, my job was to fire 
up the boiler in the morning for bending the 
oak ribs, plugging countersunk planking 
screw holes with white-leaded bungs and 
hand sanding the hulls. On special occasions 
(like noontime twice a week), Jack would 
toss me the keys to his Chevy coupe to bring 
back some steamed lobsters. I have to tell 
you that was tough duty for $18 a week! 
The real topper at the GDA luncheon was 
when I mentioned that as a licensed JP in 
1980, I performed a wedding ceremony at 
Cape Newagen at which Jay's niece, Ellen 
(Jack's daughter) married my nephew, Jeff 
Brown! My granddaughter, Becky, who lives 
with her husband in Oxford, England, gave 
birth to my first great-grandchild in 

Herb Hoffman '47 

February. Olivia weighed in at 2.1 1 pounds, 
is now feeding like a white shark and gain- 
ing by the day. All is well, though I haven't 
seen her yet. My son, Jay, and his family, 
made the trip this spring and sent us some 
great photos. No need to go further because 
all 'grand' and 'great-grand' parents know 
the feeling. 

Jim Knott reports that he is adding 
nearly 50 percent more space to his 
Riverdale Mills wire mesh business. 
Currently, Jim has 265,000 square feet of 
space, and the addition in progress will add 
126,000 square feet. Except for office space 
in the historic part of the mill, the plant is all 
on one level. Best of luck, Jim, and all good 

Plato Kangis writes: "I continue to 
live and work in Providence. Some of my 
leather creations can be seen on-line at Long 
live the arts. God bless America." 

Dana Mayo reports: "It has been a 
very busy summer here in Maine. We gave 
our course on infrared spectroscopy in 
Sweden (the sixth time) and followed that 
with the 53rd edition at Bowdoin in July. 

Our seventh grandchild arrived on the plan- 
et in August and our 40th year at Bowdoin 
started up this week. Sorry to miss the 55th, 
but hope to do better on the 60th." 

Herbert Hoffmann writes: "Since my 
retirement from university teaching, Ursula 
and I have been enjoying life on our Tuscan 
farm near Radda in Chianti, in the heart of 
the wine-growing country of Italy. My hob- 
by is taking care of our 120 olive trees. 
Ursula paints and sculpts and grows delicious 
vegetables in her organic garden. We rent 
our 800-year old guesthouse to friends to 
help make ends meet. Email: 



Class of 1948 

Robert C Hill 

143 Hickory Lane 

Naugatuck, CT 06770-1724 

(203) 729-7604 

55th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Some of us may have forgotten but 
June, 2003 will mark our 55th year as a grad- 
uate from GDA. Those of you who attend- 
ed our "50th Reunion" remember what a 
great time we had. Well, it's time that we 
thought about doing it again. During the 
end of September, Dave Ellsworth, Al 
Cumings, Phil Gemmer, and Bill 
Lindquist met with me at GDA to formu- 
late plans for a 55th Reunion. We have 
come up with some good ideas that we be- 
lieve will entice you into thinking about 
coming back next spring. So, keep that 
thought open for consideration. You will be 
receiving more information via letter and 
perhaps a telephone call from a fellow class- 
mate urging you to come back again. For 
those of you who could not make the 50th 
give it some serious thought. New England 
in the spring is very beautiful. I needn't re- 
mind you that time is getting shorter for all 
of us, and what a shame it would be not to 
gather around the Milestone at least one 
more time. THINK ABOUT IT!!! 

Does anyone know the whereabouts of 

32 The Archon m Fall 2002 

Members of the Class of '48 enjoying a little entertainment 

Stuart Otis? The last address I had was PO 
Box 473, Scottsdale, AZ 85252. My com- 
munication to Stuart came back marked, 
"not deliverable as addressed". 

Pete Houston has had a change in 
lifestyle by way of quadruple by-pass in May, 
and pneumonia in August. The good news 
is that he had a nice summer trip to Denver 
and Spokane to visit his children. Hope you 
are up top par now, Peter. 

William Day has recently retired from 
nearly 30 years in the USAF and then 15 
years of private business. He is enjoying his 
five children and 13 grandchildren. Bill has 
been a widower for over five years, but en- 
joying good health and staying active in the 
Stratham, NH church. 

Ken Bruce has given up his home on 
Block Island, RI and still considers Naples, 
FL his winter home. He and Nancy did 
spend some time in Europe this summer and 
at this writing are enjoying Lake Sunapee, 

William Lindquist is still splitting 
wood up in the Rangeley Lakes area in 
Maine. After that is done, he and Dorrie will 
be back in Sanibel, FL for the winter. I have 
spoken to Bill on several occasions and, de- 
spite a setback earlier in the year, he is as 
healthy as ever. He still hasn't lost his Maine 

Dave Ellsworth is still flying around in 
his beautiful Beachcraft airplane. I had the 
occasion to fly with Dave from CT up to 

GDA last September. He's a great pilot and 
believe me, he knows what he's doing up 
there. I was completely at ease. Hopefully 
there will be more responses for the next is- 
sue of the Archon. KIIYK 



Class of 1949 

Thomas R.M. Emery USN 

312 Rookwood Drive 

Charlottesville, VA 22903-4729 

(804) 977-8763 

tgemery@aacstone. net 

We have indeed experienced a variety 
of emotions in the past year since 9-11 and I 

want to commend Bill Judson again for his 
past attack commentary. It was a riveting eye 
opener, Bill. Our thanks. I also want to 
thank those who have sent a number of 
cards, emails and faxes. 

Bill Chamberlin reports the status of 
his stroke. "I am still recovering from a 
stroke I endured in February from which I 
was totally paralyzed on the left side... am 
lucky as it could have been worse. I still have 
a numb left hand but still play golf. Hope all 
classmates are well. The Chamberlin door is 
always open to '49ers." 

Rick Tyler shares his travels: "Ann and 
I are spending the summer at our home in 
Counquit. Will be here until 9/18. Just re- 
turned from Squirrel Island where we were 
the guest of Ed and Zoe Veasey for two 
days. Went out to Monhegan Island and had 
a great time. We will be back in Salt Lake 
City on 9/21/02." 

Gordon Price reports: "Had a get to- 
gether with Rick Tyler at Ed Veaseys home 
on Rick's way from Utah to Maine. Also, in 
May, the Veasey 's and Prices took a boat trip 
from Amsterdam to Budapest on the Rhine 
Maine (and Canal) and Danube Rivers. A 
two-week trip which included daily stops at 
many historic cities." 

Leonard Johnson emailed: "My two 
main activities: (1) work on establishment of 
Vitus Bering Laboratory in Vladivostok, 
Russia. The Lab will serve as a training cen- 
ter for University of Alaska and Russian fish- 
eries and oceanography students while re- 
searchers from both countries will also con- 
duct joint studies of Bering Sea fishery 
oceanography, population dynamics, fisheries 

Ed Veasey, Rick Tyler, Gordon Price, Class of '49, June 2002 

The Arctic 

Fall 2002 33 

class notes 

conservation and management methods and 
climate change effects on the region's 
ecosystem. (2) Advocacy and organization of 
an International Polar Year (IPY) planned to 
commence in 2007 and run for several more. 
The year 2007 will be the 125th anniversary 
of the initial IPY and thus is appropriate to 
launch another polar effort. Cheers." 

Irv Grossman adds to the legend of the 
Vermont Maple Syrup Classic (VMSC): 
"Although Arch des Cognets sank the 
winning putt, it was Tom Emery who won 
the match and the third annual class of '49 
VMSC Cup. It wasn't that Manson Hall 
and I didn't contest. The problem was that 
where the golf balls struck by des 
Cognets/Emery found fairways and greens, 
those smacked by Hall/ Grossman were mag- 
netically drawn to pools of water and to pits 
of sand. The losers really weren't that terri- 
bly perturbed. They realized that although 
des Cognets/Emery won, they didn't beat 
very much!" 

Arch des Cognets, writes his version: 
"The third annual Vermont Maple Syrup 
Classic golt tourney took place on Cape 
Cod this year, forsaking its usual location of 
Vermont. September 4, 2002, 9 a.m. tee off; 
the team of Emery and des Cognets bruised 
and bloodied the losers, Hall and Grossman. 
It was a nail bitter to the end and a glorious 
victory after two years of Grossman-Hall 
victories! In spite of efforts of the winners 
to assuage the destroyed egos of the losers, 
they have not been heard from since the af- 
ter-slaughter drinks were consumed. The 
winners are prepared to take on all team 
comers at next year's event which will take 
place at a place and time to be announced." 

Kim Page's update: "Since late April 
we've joined the internet (with mixed feel- 
ings); we've housed and fed 26 friends for 
103 nights; become readers in a radically in- 
clusive Anglican Church in Brunswick; at- 
tended and hosted numerous dinner parties; 
volunteered once a week at the Maine 
Maritime Museum; enjoyed six theater pro- 
ductions up and down the coast; participated 
in two family weddings — one in Philly, and 
the other in Bermuda. Our garden pro- 
duced a bumper crop of tomatoes, zucchini, 
strawberries, raspberries and wonderful as- 
paragus. Rhubarb provided pies and muffins 
all season to the delight of many. A third 

wedding was held in Charlottesville where 
I'd hoped to see you, Tom, but we had to re- 
turn to Chapel Hill, transferring John's 
mother from an assisted living arrangement 
to a nursing home where, I'm happy to say, 
she is thriving in spite of advancing 
Alzheimer's. While we were in Fearrington 
Village (three GDA grads live there) we 
cleaned and weeded the courtyard, made 
arrangements to have the gravel replaced 
that had run away during rainstorms and to 
have the shrubs and trees trimmed on our 
acre lot... all in 100 degree heat. We re- 
turned to Maine and the cooler, glorious 
days of summer where we bit the bullet and 
decided to downsize from our home in 
Fearrington. After all, we're there only two 
to four months a year, and believe the exte- 
rior maintenance of such a large place has 
become a burden from which we no longer 
derive much pleasure. I called a friend in 
Fearrington to inquire if our mutual friends 
might still have an interest in our home as 
expressed over a year ago. They did, and we 
agreed on a price that all seem happy with. 
So, we now needed to find what would be 
our fifth home in Fearrington in 17 years. 
It's too long and involved (and who cares 
anyway?) but we went to Bermuda, and then 
to NC where we found just the perfect zero- 
lot-line home in Camden Park, a part ot 
Fearrington, over looking the park and small 
ponds. We close on Dec. 2 and will re-do 
parts of the kitchen to make it more user 
friendly for both John and me. We vowed 
that this time we're really going to clean out 
the accumulation of 28 years of saving and 
collecting stuff. We may have to hire a 
dumpster all our own!" 

Manson Hall writes: "Alison and I are 
becoming even more ensconced here on 
Pleasant Bay as each season passes. This past 
summer we had our children and grandchil- 
dren visiting on weekends, a reunion of my 
Amherst roommates (which included Ash 
Eames), two visits with Tom and Gale 
Emery, and a chance to play golf with Jake 
BrownArch des Cognets, Irv Grossman, 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

and Tom Emery. I also had a nice visit with 
Ansel Davis of the Class of '50. Now that 
we are in the fall mode, we begin to drive up 
Boston way to see our kids, take in the 
Huntington Theatre, sing with the Highland 
Glee Club, and play hockey with my broth- 
er Dan and his '47 GDA classmate Bill 
Bailey. On Wednesday evenings I have be- 
gun teaching math in a Hyannis adult edu- 
cation program to students hoping to attend 
Cape Cod Community College. That's what 
I am busy with but my mind is on our efforts 
to complete our work in Afghanistan. I wish 
we could do more to help those unfortunate 
folks establish schools and hospitals, clean up 
the land mines, build small industry and nur- 
ture the rudiments of democracy so that 
they can be truly hopeful about the future. 
And, as I write, the debate on whether we 
will go it alone in attacking Iraq is raging. 
We are strongly of the opinion that we must 
work with the UN and our allies. As you 
read this, that question has probably been an- 
swered — we hope in a fashion that allows us 
to be seen as a nation caring about and ef- 
fectively helping the Islamic nations of the 
world, as well as so many others. We need to 
be positioned in that light not only because 
it will help in the war against terrorism but, 
equally as important, because we will then 
be more able to help all our fellow human 
beings whether they be Islamic or 

And lastly, Tom Emery adds: "This past 
April, Gale and I took a trip to 
Fredericksburg, Texas in the hill country 
about 75 miles north west of San Antonio. It 
is a town founded by the Germans and the 
home of the Admiral Chester Nimitz muse- 
um, which provides a detailed record of the 
Admiral's career. The original museum was 
augmented significantly by the former 
President Bush's administration. If you are a 
history or naval buff, it is a 'must see.' Also, 
the home of Lyndon Johnson is only 10 
miles away. We went there for a reunion of 
Navy staff I was with in Naples, Italy for two 
years. During that time, I was the Chief of 
Staff and rode on six different carriers in the 
Mediterranean. We lived in a villa overlook- 
ing the ferry route from Naples to idealistic view and site, but I was 
at sea 90 percent of the time. Gale enjoyed 
it for both of us." 

34 TheArchon • Fall 2002 


Class of 1 950 

Alan F Fly mi, Jr. 

I {Catherine road 

Rehoboth,MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 

I'm always searching for introductions 
to our class notes. In mid-July, The Providence 
Journal provided the following: "New fund- 
raising idea: Never-ending reunions. A 
growing number of schools are selling burial 
plots to graduates. Talk about a homecom- 
ing, on-campus locations for alums. Thus 
giving graduates a chance to extend their 
school experience into the afterlife." With 
GDA's new acreage there will be ample 
space for all of us, so don't rush to make 

Tim Greene and Dave Yesair visited 
Fran and Buster Navins at their new resi- 
dence, a senior center in Westboro, MA. 
Peter, Rusty and the grandchildren were 
there as well. Tim had a great visit with his 
daughter in China. She is back from a teach- 
ing experience there and has been hired to 
teach kindergarten at Brimmer and May 
School in the Boston area. Her head of 
school is an old colleague of mine from 
Kingswood-Oxton School in CT Tim 
marked his 70th birthday at a celebratory 
event on an island in Casco Bay, ME. 

A card from Clif George arrived too 
late for the last edition. Here's the good 
news. "My wife, Mardi, and I were at the 
50th reunion. We were married December, 
2000. I have been lobster fishing, 150 traps 
in Frenchman Bay, until Mardi and I found 
our mutual dream of a small set of sporting 
camps on a pristine lake in the Northwoods. 
If you are curious, go to our 
web site, 
email, or call (207) 
460-5226." Congratulations, Clif. 

Emi and I combined a memorial serv- 
ice in Newcastle, ME with an overnight vis- 
it at the home of Marc am Rhein on the 
shores of Lake Sebago. I had attended a 
nearby camp before going to GDA and had 
not been back since then. What a spectacu- 
lar setting it is. We had a great visit with 
Marc and Claudia, enjoying Marc's gourmet 
cooking and outstanding hospitality. 

Still working as a business appraiser and 
trustee of the Calvert Group of Funds, Peter 
Gavian finds plenty of time for sailing! 
"Sailed Antietam to Saint John, NB and to 

Annapolis Royal, NS, where I climbed the 
Reversing Falls and grounded out at low 
tide, respectively." Peter has two more 
grandsons for a total of four. 

Dave Esty writes: "As Peggy Lee 
chirped, 'Is That All There Is?' I just turned 
70 and can't find anything new about it. And 
as Robert Frost remarked when asked what 
he knew about life. . . 'It goes on.' I am head- 
quartered on Narragansett Bay, working and 
playing hard, loving life, in love with Betsy 
and our six, surrounded by friends. This is all 
I need, want or hoped for. PS. Like our pres- 
ident, my resting pulse is 44, but he's 59. 
Four decades of hard workouts. What a pay- 
off." As you can see, Dave Esty hasn't 
changed any. 

Rick Greenwood writes: "The big 
news at our house is that my wife Jean has 
completed her research and was awarded a 
Doctorate in May '02. Now we can go 
around the house saying, What's up Doc? 
Sorry to hear about Don Blodgett." 

A card from Dick and Judy McCoy 
says they "have fun taking two daughters and 
their families (10 in all) to different places for 
Christmas. 1999 — Frontenae Hotel, 
Quebec, 2000 - Salsburg, Austria, 2001 - (I 
can't read it, Dick), 2002 Pacific Coast of 
Costa Rica." Nice settings for a very special 
family holiday experience. 

Dick Patton can't believe that summer 
is almost over. "Slow down the world, it's 
moving too fast. Just back from Oregon 
wine country, a hot air balloon ride, and 
white water kayaking on the Rogue River. 
If you haven't tried shooting the rapids, 
you've missed a great sport. Takes your mind 
off the problems of the world. Rented a flat 
in London in May, cruised the San Juan 
Islands in June, now it's time to think of ski 
season. Hope New England doesn't burn 
out again this winter. Esty — snow country 
California, eat your heart out." 

The only comment from Moe 
Dickerman is "I am still in shock that the 
GDA faculty favored Gore in 2000." 

Carl Glaser writes that he is "heavily 
involved with the local Episcopal Church 
serving 200-250 meals every Saturday and 
Sunday. The program is for low income or 
no income individuals or families." Carl has 
had many RV camping trips during the sum- 
mer with children, grandchildren and great 
grandchildren (4th due in December). How 
is this possible for a young guy like Carl? 
"Hope to see Tim in Seattle. Sorry to hear 

about Don." 

A card from Henry Brockelman indi- 
cated that he had moved to 314 Green way, 
still inWayland, MA 01778. 

More specifics about Don Blodgett 
came from Bob Cushman. "Don died in 
July after an extended battle with Parkinson's 
and Krohn's disease. I was an usher at the 
memorial service as was Hoppy Damon (all 
the way from Maui, HI). We were both 
wedding ushers also. Also attending was 
Souther Barnes." Bob has had a good sum- 
mer at his Sebasco Harbor Resort cottage. 
Had a reunion with Bob and Sallie Comey 
who spend a month at Small Point, ME. 
"Despite celebrating a 70th birthday, we're 
happy and healthy." 

Soon after the card from Cush, came an 
email from Bob Comey." "Heeding Al 
Flynn's comment on moderation, Sallie and 
I confined our post-Australia travels to 
spending August in Maine. We had two en- 
joyable GDA-related lunches. Shortly after 
our arrival, we ran into Kim Page '49 at the 
Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and dined 
there with Kim and two friends. A few days 
before we left, we joined Bob and Diane 
Cushman at Sebasco. That occasion was 
muted by the news of Don Blodgett 's pass- 
ing (Al's letter was not forwarded to Maine). 
Al and I continue to exchange baseball triv- 
ia, the latest being a Durham Bulls program 
from a Bulls-Pawtucket fame in July. I con- 
clude with the observation that both the 
Red Sox and the Indians are playing with 
moderation, the Indians since their 13th 
game." I agree, Bob. The Indians are way 
ahead in the rebuilding process. 

Charlie Bowen reports that "every- 
thing is fine with the Bowens. After spend- 
ing most of the summer at our Island in 
Canada (above Michigan), we chartered a 
105' power yacht with crew of six, and took 
the whole family, two daughters and their 
husbands and six grandchildren ranging in 
age from eight to 16 on a cruise from Prince 
Rupert, British Columbia to Juneau, Alaska 
through the Inside Passage. Fabulous gla- 
ciers, fjords, bear, whale and eagle watching, 
etc. A wonderful time was had by all. 

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Fall 2002 35 

lass notes 

Calvine and I reached 70 in September." 
Right now Charlie and Calvine are on a 10- 
day cruise from Hong Kong to Beijing with 
a few extra days in Beijing before returning 
to the U.S. These folks really know how to 

Emi and I have been visiting family 
members since our return from South 
America in March. We have spent time in 
Charlotte, NC with our son's family, San 
Jose, CA with our daughter's family and in 
Vancouver and Victoria, BC with Emi's rela- 
tives. Thanks for sharing all this good news." 


Class of 1951 

Ted Barrows III 

4 1 Ridge Road 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

I was disappointed not to hear from 
more of our classmates this summer - guess 
I'll have to offer a prize again for the next is- 
sue! Fortunately, I did hear from some of the 
old reliables. 

Dave Bullock reports that his compa- 
ny was sold recently to Boston Advisors, Inc. 
and they are moving to 1 Federal Street, 
Boston. His comment: "They may have 
moved my cheese one too many times. 
Although I can drive the Pike and use the 
commuter train, I'm not keen on moving 
back to the asphalt jungle and going through 
security to get to the 26th floor." He is 
wondering if he is getting too senior for the 
hassle and contemplates packing it in. 
Wondering if he is "the retirement type," he 
is looking for suggestions/clues from you 
other retirees. Dave is still looking for the 
gathering on Block Island. I will talk with 
Bob Louttit, Fred Franzius et al over the 
coming months and set the plan in motion 
for next summer. 

Dave Pope and Woodie took their four 
children and spouses to Lake Como in 
Northern Italy for 10 days in September to 
celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. 
They also enjoyed a great trip in May from 
Amsterdam to Budapest on a new river 
cruiser. "The Rhine River towns are won- 
derful". Looking ahead, Dave states he al- 
ready has plans for two weeks skiing in Park 
City next March. 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

A brief note from Dave Palmer. "I 
can't relate any exciting activity from the 
state of Maine." Maybe we should plan a re- 
union in Maine to even things up! 

The afore-mentioned Bob Louttit re- 
ports having back surgery last April to cor- 
rect an-out-of line spinal column. After 
spending the month of August on Block 
Island, he is fully recovered. "My only con- 
cern is what effect the six screws in my back 
will have when boarding an airplane to fly to 
Disney World with the whole family for 
Thanksgiving." I saw Bob at the Brown- 
Harvard football game where the great 
Brown Class of '55 was having their annual 
fall reunion. He looked in good shape! As a 
side note, the ref stole the game in the last 
few minutes! Harvard grads shouldn't gloat! 

Peter Whitney retired in March 1999 
and is living in the country. "Daughters 
conned me into three horses. New job - 
stable boy." Peter is also painting water colors 
with oriental ink. He is still skiing and back- 
packing, but not much of a traveler. "As the 
pre-babyboom Boston said, "Why should I 
travel? I'm already there." He also states he 
wrote a children's book, but can't get it pub- 
lished. Anybody know any editors? 

Our esteemed President George 
McGregor scribbled a note stating, "Have 
been wracking what's left of my brain for 
something to help you with class notes." He 
gave an overview of the monies raised by 
class, etc. and I made the astute observation 
that we should strive to do better! I'm sure 
George will lead us in a renewed effort on 
this regard. 


Class or 1952 
Rev. Franklin E. Huntress. Jr. 
5C Independence Way 
Marbhhead, MA 01945-4659 
(781) 631-4785 

ride to GDA, as Walter had not been back 
there almost since we graduated 50 years 
ago. We explored all the familiar haunts, got 
them lost in all the new additions on cam- 
pus, and even had a peek at the "relocated" 
Moody House with all the ghosts of you 
there to meet us. The "expanded" alumni 
gym took his breath away, even the "new" 
wrestling room, and Phillips he found to be 
pretty much the same except for the "self- 
service" dining room. Yes, his old room at 
the end of the corridor was still there with 
the view of the Mansion House. From 
GDA, we went to have supper at the Grog, 
famous for fine foods in a pub atmosphere. 
It was for me a sentimental journey with an 
old and dear friend into a past life that was 
good for us both. We talked of many things 
and friends. His family is large with kids and 
grandkids which includes a "philosopher" 
and a potential doctor. There was no change 
in Walter except for some gray hairs; he is as 
slim and trim as ever. He still does his morn- 
ing push-ups! It was lovely to see him and 
Joan over auld times — Do come back again, 
dear friend! 

Larry Sawyer reports: "Nothing to 
add since my last update. But the Reunion 
Weekend - you, the fond faces, the food, the 
"ageless" atmosphere - the entire blessed 
event - has planted itself on my brain and 
Barbara's — as a loving occasion in the high- 

What a pleasure to catch up with 
Walter Lawson and his lovely wife, Joan, 
when both were in the area for a family 
wedding. We met up at the hotel and took a 

Class of '53 cheerleaders 

36 TheArchon -» Fall 2002 

est level of grace. Each visit back to GDA 
makes me stop and value those things that 
formed my soul and personality 50 years ago, 
and guided me through life's events. I was 
blessed, but did not fathom it at critical time 
of my youth. You again affirmed, with your 
usable gift, the true friendships and happy 
times that united us and continue to do so. 
Your steadfast love and high appreciation for 
us all have been reflected by God's grace 
through all the years and I will always love 
you for it." 

Dick Nader says: "Thanks for the 
newsy letter concerning our 50th. I am tru- 
ly sorry that I couldn't be there with you all. 
The only consolation was that Mike, Dirk 
and Robin also missed it, so I didn't lose out 
on seeing them. I promise to call you when 
I'm up that way. We can dine at the Agawam 
and recall old times. Give my best to Sabu 
when you next see him. I'll pray for the Sox 
if you do likewise for the stock market." 

John Sellsetrom says: "Still in the 
practice of law, enjoying eight grandchildren. 
We have been doing quite a bit of travel and 
spend a good deal of the winter months in 
Kiawah Island and on the Big Island of 
Hawaii. Still the Swedish Counsel for the 
western New York area. Sorry to miss the 

Sabu says:" I am still in shock about the 
Alumnus of the Year Award. There are many 
who deserve this honor far more than I do. 
My service is for the kids. My thoughts on 
my way home were of my mother - how 
proud she would have been; of Art Sager, my 
lifetime mentor - how pleased he would 
have been; and of Ted Eames — how upset he 
would have been that one of those involved 
in 'hi-jmks and escapades,' not one of his 
boys, was honored." 


Class or 1953 

William C. Pinkham 

760 Meadow Circle 

Estes Park, CO 80517-8409 

(970) 586-0992 

50th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Peter Donald holds the class record for 
world travel and time out of the country. In 

a note written at the Denver airport, Peter 
says that he's not retired, but thinks he may 
in the next couple of years. He's currently 
Vice-President, Exploration for Golden Star 
Resources of Denver (, a 
gold mining and exploration company in 
West Africa and South America. He had 
been stateside for a few weeks and was en- 
route to Ghana for two months and then 
will return to Suriname in mid-October, 
where he has been for eight years. He'll be 
supervising the start of a new mining/explo- 
ration project there until the end of the year. 
Peter says, "It's fun being a geologist (All the 
third world travel one could care for!)", but 
he's beginning to think he should spend 
more time at home with his wife of 38 years 
and enjoy the west in Colorado and in 
Montana where they previously lived. 

Another world traveler, Dick Sargent, 
writes that he and Ann are just back from a 
golfing cruise on the Danube and side trip to 
Prague and had a fantastic time. Amazing, 
considering the rains and flooding. Of 
course, golfers will do almost anything to 
chase a little white ball. Dick is fully retired 
except for running a small stock investment 
fund — "exciting right now". The Sargents 
are at the Cape in the summer, Florida in the 
winter, and New Jersey the rest of the time. 

Carl Gibbs moved from Santa Fe to 
Andover and is now back in Santa Fe where 
he says they are more relaxed, have better 
weather and more friends. The west does get 

its hold on you... 

Don Tracy says he's no couch potato!! 
He's always in the middle of "tax season", 
and is having a record year. He's also started 
doing web sites and enjoys the digital pho- 
tography. He claims that he's retired, but says 
the small businesses he's involved with keep 
him busy enough so that he can't sit around 
and get old. The Tracys are planning anoth- 
er December cruise on the "Explorer of the 
Sea" and wonders if he'll see any classmates 
on board. From his note, it sounds like they 
are running a B & B with visitors from PA, 
the Czech Republic and Russia, plus their 
children and grandchildren coming to check 
out the refrigerator. You can see the Tracy ac- 
tivity & business (2002) at, or if you want more 
along with some melodies, check them out 
at http://dstracy.home. attnet. I tried it, and 
two things are obvious... (1) Don is obvi- 
ously very happy and successful, (2) he's ma- 
tured a bit since we last saw him 49 years 

As you know, Dick Marr is an avid 
baseball fan and has played or coached most 
of his life. He's also a former Cape Cod 
League Commissioner. This spring, Dick 
went on the baseball fan's dream vacation 
and visited new ballparks and old ballparks 
he had never seen. Since he couldn't get to a 
Fantasy Baseball Camp in January (he agreed 
to stay on to coach the Girl's ice hockey 
team), this spring, he purchased a 30-day 

Phil '53 and Julie Smith 

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class notes 


AMTRAK pass and saw 11 major league 
games at stadiums from Arizona to Toronto, 
San Diego to Baltimore. (A sabbatical trip 
from himself to himself.) You have to be a 
devoted fan to arrive in Philadelphia at 3:54 
am and catch a 4:30 am bus to Pittsburgh, 
see a ball game and catch a 11:59 bus to 
Detroit via Toledo. Oh, what some people 
will do for the love of the game... Dick is 
concerned that expansion is taking its toll on 
the league, and all the media sideshows and 
gimmicks are detracting." Criticism aside, 
Dick was impressed by the beauty of many 
of the parks. PNC Park in Pittsburgh really 
won his greatest praise: "The sight lines are 
just beautiful." 

Life has been good to Phil and Julie 
Smith since they retired to North Carolina 
four years ago. (Phil included a photo of the 
two of them taken three years ago. No ap- 
parent change in appearance in 50 years...) 
Two of their children and all the grands are 
in the same time zone which means they can 
visit without too much driving. The third is 
in Montana which means infrequent, but 
lengthy visits, but the "Last Best Place" is 
clearly wonderful to behold. Phil recently 
visited GDA to see three of the grands in 
Swampscott. Phil says, " Those of you who 
have not seen it since we marched around 
the Milestone will not believe how truly 
wonderful it is. No more hockey in front of 
Ingham and I suspect the butt club is used 
for something more important. In this re- 
gard, my hope is that as many of our class- 
mates as possible will make the effort to re- 
turn for the 50th. It's the right time to return 

Bill '53 and Sue Pinkham 

and reacquaint ourselves with old and true 

Sue and I just returned from a week liv- 
ing with a Navajo couple in Canyon De 
Chelly in Arizona. A fascinating, lifetime ex- 
perience exploring old ruins and seeing in- 
credible Anasazi, Hopi and Navajo rock art - 
some over 2,000 years old. After initial trep- 
idation, we were following our guides 500+ 
feet up ancient steps in the canyon walls, fol- 
lowing Indian and Anasazi trails. Spectacular 
scenery, and wonderful people. No phones 
or electricity, and they have to haul drinking 
water 18 miles. The Navajo history from the 
mid 1800's is tragic. Kit Carson rounded up 
8,500 in the 1860s and sent them off to Fort 
Sumner. Four years later, only 400 returned. 
As recently as the early 1960's, Navajo chil- 
dren were kidnapped by the Anglos and put 
in white boarding schools to make them 
"civilized". Lupita, the woman we stayed 
with was torn from her grandmother's arms 
and did not see her family for three years. 
And yet, they hold no anger, because they 
believe it's important to live in harmony 
with the earth and their surroundings. You 
can't be angry and live in harmony. A good 
message for us all. We highly recommend this 
experience. We're off for more exploring in 
Horseshoe Canyon, Utah in October. 

I hope you have June 12-14, 2003 
blocked out on your calendar to attend our 
50th reunion. As Phil Smith says, "It's the 
right time to return and reacquaint ourselves 
with old and true friends." 

Class of 1954 

'Ambassador Michael B. Smith 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101-1826 

(703) 351-6940 

Dick Michelson writes that he contin- 
ues his overseas travels, with an emphasis on 
finding great ski areas, and that he is quite in- 
volved with the Habitat for Humanity proj- 

Paul Mundy dropped a line to say that 
his wife and he have moved to Devon, their 
first move in 38 years. The Mundy 's new liv- 
ing quarters, according to Paul, have magnif- 
icent views of the Teign estuary looking to- 
wards Dartmoor. 


Class of 1955 

George O. Gardner, III 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01120-3912 

(978) 263-3052 

Colin Curtis has been appointed a 
Knight of Grace in the Order of the Hospital 
of Saint John of Jerusalem by Her Majesty 
the Queen. Congratulations, Colin. 

Phil Angell retired from the practice of 
law in late 1966. Now, as part of his retire- 
ment plans, he will not run for re-election to 
the Vermont House of Representatives 
where he has served for five terms and be- 
come chairman of the house committee 
with jurisdiction over land use and develop- 
ment, zoning, planning, etc. In his Vermont 
travels he has met Donald Stockwell '39, 
Ash Eames '49 and Peter Littlefield '55. 

Jack and Barbara Pallotta enjoyed a 
"bareboat" charter from Tortola with Peter 
and Anne Scott. 

Class of 1956 

fames Dean, III 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 

(207) 384-9184 

Jim Dean's son, Bart, is again compet- 
ing in the Iron Man race in Clermont, 
Florida in October. The whole family joins 

38 TheArchon *» Fall 2002 

him to help with the races and celebrate 
with him. 

Don Dunsford writes that he plans to 
attend the England Class Reunion but that 
the business scandals have directly affected 
his real estate and car companies. 

Joe MacLeod alerts us that the third 
and final one of his three boys got married 
this summer. His first grandson was born 
this August too. He bought a sailboat, and it 
is launched and sailing in South Dartmouth 
this summer. He is making reunion plans for 

Gordon MacVean notifies us that he 
has changed his address from that of a long 
standing one. He can now be found at 300 
North Woodland Road, Apt. 2B in 
Pittsburgh, PA 15232. 

Tony Miller writes that he is excited 
about the England Reunion and planning 
hard for it. He has been motor scootering all 
over Bermuda and this September he travels 
to Vienna, Austria. 

Rey Moulton is happy to tell us that he 
has sailed a lot this summer but that his in- 
surance firm is feeling the downturn in busi- 

Bob Conklin writes: "Just back from 
wonderful trip to Italy. First grandchild 
(daughter) born in April. Husband, daughter 
and baby moving to Amsterdam. Other 
daughter living in San Francisco and she is 
an artist. Not ready to retire but will be cut- 
ting back to half-time next year." 


Class of 1957 

Lyman A. Cousens, III 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 

(603) 796-6446 

lymanc@shcnh . org 

Jeff Fitts is wintering in Sarasota, 
Florida. "Family Insurance Agency now do- 
ing well with two sons and two cousins run- 
ning show. Family growing. Soon to have 
three grandchildren. Best to all of 1957 re- 

Bill Mathews has moved south to seek 
his fame and fortune in Southport, North 
Carolina, a bit below Michael Jordan's 
hometown of Wilmington, and about 1 00 
miles south of Doris (Ellis) Cousins' birth- 
place (and marriage site) of Morehead City. 
Bill works as a telecom consultant to various 
hotel management companies. Next time 

you watch that xxx in the no-tel motel, rest 
assured a couple of pennies goes into Bill's 
pocket. Motto:"No Dough But No Snow." 

Our 45th Reunion featured quality vs. 
quantity with the Class of '57's best student 
athletes gathered for the festivities. 
Renewing acquaintances, college board 
scores, athletic accomplishments and aca- 
demic awards were fellow Olympians and 
Ph.D's Ule, Obetz, Parker, Bouley and 
Cousens along with their respective and 
long-suffering wives. If you don't agree that 
is the "cream of the crop," well, you should 
have been there your own self! 

Geoff Fitts has been a long-time loyal 
correspondent whose goal is to win my 
403B Plan on the golf courses of New 
Hampshire. I have avoided that embarrass- 
ment so far, but Geoff's expanding stable of 
grandchildren makes him more difficult to 
refuse. (Why is beyond me, but it makes a 
good story). We shall meet, at Lochmere or 
Muirfield, and may the best grampa win. 

Charlie Somerby and wife Dori write 
from Milton, FL: "Both of us had health 
problems earlier in the year, but feeling 
much better now. We've been married for 32 
years and still living in the same house we 
purchased as a retirement residence. Our ma- 
jor outside interest continues to be the Santa 
Rosa Historical Society where most of the 
members are transplanted Yankees." 

Hockey Team 1958 

Class of 1958 

Ralph E. Ardiffjr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 

(978) 774-3336 

45th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

In just a few months, on June 13, 14 and 
15, 2003, we will be making our way back to 
South Byfield to celebrate our 45th 
Reunion. Most of us are now grandparents 
and are either retired or thinking about re- 
tirement, so I am hopeful that a large num- 
ber of our classmates will attend the festivi- 
ties and observe how the "other guys" all 
seem to be older, balder, and chubbier than 
you think you are. 

Harvey Gump Hayden will be work- 
ing with Nuff Withington and your Class 
Secretary on the Planning Committee. Tom 
Grose has volunteered to contact all of our 
non-USA alumni. Since Richard Morse is 
no longer in Africa, I am not aware of any 
other European classmates for Tom to con- 
tact. Whatever happened to Nick Day? 
Maybe Tom can track him down. 

Chick Carroll reported that after sev- 
eral years of living on his boat and traveling 
on it, he and Ann decided that it was time to 

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class notes 

go ashore again. They found a nice piece of 
land on a river in Topsham, Maine where 
they are building a small house. Ever the ad- 
venturer, Chick is building the house him- 
self, after having taken some courses in post 
and beam construction. I am sure that it will 
turn out to be magnificent. 

Fred Sayles has now retired from the 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and 
finds himself working as hard as ever. But 
this time, he can pick and choose what he 
does and where he goes, mostly exotic, far 
off places like New Zealand, Antarctica, and, 
of course, our 40th Reunion at Amherst 
College this past June. 

Mike Dunsford reports that he recent- 
ly climbed Mt. Shasta (California's highest 
peak) and that he is planning to take on Mt. 
Hood in 2003. He still spends lots of time 
communing with nature in the Tahoe re- 
gion. He extols the virtues of the wines of 
Rombauer Vintages from the Napa Valley, a 
vineyard owned and operated by his son-in- 
law's family. The Chardonnay is Mike's fa- 

Jack Morse continues to enjoy his re- 
tirement while doing a little telecom con- 
sulting in Europe on the side. He bemoans 
the retirement of Captain Hayden and indi- 
cated that the skies are just not as safe as they 
were when Harvey was flying. 

Ken Weene also reports that he is 

Susan and Bob Pouch '59 

semi-retired in the Scottsdale, Arizona area 
where he spends time writing. He has a 
book coming out in the Fall of 2002 and an- 
other one on the way soon thereafter. 

Steve Houghton spends eight or nine 
months each year in Chile running a mining 
business he started in 1991. The last few 
years have been very challenging, but he en- 
joys the work and does not anticipate retir- 
ing any time soon. Steve's son recently grad- 
uated from NYU and his daughter from 

We heard from Joe Montgomery that 
he definitely intends to attend our 45th 
Reunion. Joe continues to own and operate 
the premiere manufacturer of bicycles in the 
world. His Cannondale Corporation is now 
a $176 million company manufacturing 
lightweight, state-of-the-art bicycles, which 
have been used by the rich and famous, as 
well as hundreds of thousands of bicycling 

Please set aside the dates of June 13-15, 
2003, and we look forward to seeing you 
back at South Byfield. 


Class of 1959 

Mirick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

(603) 569-4812 

mfrietid@ii'orldpath . net 

Geoff Lewis writes that not much is 
going on in DC. He saw Ferg Jansen some- 
time last year. Everyone is welcome to visit 
him in DC. 

Bob Pouch tells us that he has had a 
busy year. "A significant part of my time has 
been related to port security in New York 
harbor in the post 9/11 era. More than 95 
percent of the ships arriving in New York are 
foreign flag/registered, so there are lots of is- 
sues with the crews and cargoes and our dai- 
ly security routines with the Coast Guard." 
His and Susan's parents turned 90 this year 
and are in good health as are he and Susan, 
children and grandchildren. In October he 
and Susan will be going to Castine, Maine, 
for his 40th reunion at the Maine Maritime 
Academy. He says even though time is 
marching on he feels good. "I have just fin- 
ished three sets of tennis in 93 degree heat 
this morning and I am still standing up." 
They are tentatively planning to charter a 
75-foot sailboat in Turkey next year and may 
consider a trip to Delhi to visit friends. 

Alan Tucker says he still believes in re- 
tirement and is enjoying lots of short trips. 
All four grown and married children are 
nearby and their grandchildren are so much 
fun. He and Ruth have a great-grandson due 
in September. 

Walter Canon writes: "No real change. 
Still working too hard. Cost of living in Palo 
Alto is so high that we cannot hire any new 
physicians." He competed in the US 
National Gliding championships in Hobbs, 
NM but did not win. Their youngest son 
Chris is a Marine F-18 pilot based in 
Miramar Field and he will probably be de- 
ployed in November on the USS 
Constellation. Wife Irene and kids are doing 

Jim Foley is having quite an interesting 
retirement. He now lives in Albion, Maine, 
(pop. 1850) on a small farm with animals that 
are all ok. He says it is nice to have fresh eggs 
year round. He now has an ATV which he 
rides on a trail on his property. This winter 
he plans to get into snowmobiling! He says 
you know when you are in rural country 
when your neighbors wave at you with the 
whole hand and not just a finger and when 
50 percent of the vehicles that drive by his 
house are logging trucks. He says he loves it. 

40 TheArchon *» Fall 2002 

Finally, Denise Atchley informs us that 

she has had a very busy summer. She spent a 
month at her house in Crested Butte, CO, at 
9000 feet in the Rockies. She took her four 
cats along - loved the green grass, cool air 
and the long drive - Back to SF in August 
then off to Aspen to teach a Digital 
Storytelling workshop at the Anderson 
Ranch Arts Center. Following that she head- 
ed east to visit Dana's mother in Portsmouth, 
Rl, his uncle and aunt in West Newbury, 
MA, and her own relatives in Pine Grove, 
PA. She is now back home actively progress- 
ing through the steps of founding an inter- 
national organization for Digital 


Class of I960 

John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 

(978) 462-8749 




Class of 1961 
Secretary needed 

Class of 1962 

Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

The Class of 1962 is back in business 
with a new enthusiasm. The summer has al- 
lowed many of you to be in touch with news 
of what your summer was like, information 
about friends you have looked up since re- 
union and for the new retirees, time you 
never had before on your hands. 

The first person I saw when I arrived 
on the campus was Rob Michel and his 
wife, Carol. Rob has remained in Montreal 
all these years and reports he enjoys not go- 
ing off to work each day. 

The reunion truly began at the 
Newburyport home of Ellen and Ben 
Jameson. The weatherman didn't seem to 
have checked his schedule as it started to rain 
just as everyone was arriving. Ben and Ellen 
seemed to take it all in stride. The living 
room that day was packed to the rafters as it 
had been at Tony Pearson's following grad- 
uation. As I looked across the room, there 
was Tony. Many had not seen Tony since that 
unforgettable party at his parent's home in 

June, '62. In listening to the conversations, 
that day in '62 was where many of the con- 
versations began. 

Bob MacLaughlin writes that he and 
his wife, Kit, are packing for his annual 
Katahdin climb. "We began climbing on the 
21st of August and then on from there with 
kayaks to Nova Scotia. Hopefully, it will cool 
off by then. No real rain since June and the 
last five days have been in the upper 90's. 
Records falling left and right. Last week Bob 
sent in his Inaugural M.I.D. Marathon: Bar 
Harbor to Sommes Sound. The route is very 
hilly" Training is going well. But Bob re- 
ports that training times are ugly. His wife, 
Kit, is working around the clock coordinat- 
ing a music camp for Bay Chamber 
Concerts in Rockport. Hope the bugs don't 
eat you up! 

I know I am not alone in saying that the 
reunion was beyond our wildest dreams with 
better than 70 percent of the class in atten- 
dance. The photo that was published in the 
Archon Reunion Edition did not reflect the 
presence of Colin Studds, Andy 
Whittemore, Ham Agnew, Spike 
Mitchell, Red Culver, Pete Kelly, and 
probably others I regret I may have left out. 
Following the reunion, Dave Lorenson, 
John Tarbell, my wife, Karen, and I gathered 
at a restaurant in New York City for one 
more group hug. Bob MacLaughlin and 
Jim Gordon upheld the honor of the class 
by being among the handful that braved the 
rain-soaked Pie Race on Saturday morning. 

Pete Entwistle won the "alum coming 
the farthest" with Pete shagging all the way 
from Lancaster, England. Peter made it with- 
out his wife,Tizzie, who postponed her knee 
surgery just to accommodated Peter's being 
able to attend the reunion. What loyalty and 

Peter Machinist dazzled us all with a 
fascinating talk and discussion drawing on 
his extensive education and experience in 
the Middle East and studies which spanned 
that region of the world and more. The dis- 
cussion had to be curtailed due to a full re- 
union agenda and of course, cocktails in the 
Alumni Gym. 

Charlie Pyne, Ham Agnew and Tay 
Vaughan entertained us with their knowl- 
edge of the vastness of the internet and the 
endless applications that are yet to appear in 
the years ahead. Charlie and I have corre- 
sponded in recent weeks in my attempt to 
locate a Vietnam buddy. We are still working 

on it. In the evening, Class of 1962 was 
awarded one of the two reunion prizes. We 
were recognized for having the class with the 
greatest participation in the Annual Fund 
with close to more than 80 precent partici- 
pation. Several of the class participated de- 
spite conflicts that might of prevented them 
from attending. 

Howard Durfee brought his latest CD 
of gospel songs. JB Moore contributed a 
CD of rap music, which he was involved in 
producing. Denis Golden was in his usual 
entertaining form. A few of you may have 
received a digital picture of Denis in which 
he was participating in the pie eating portion 
of the Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest 
held in Key West Florida a few weeks fol- 
lowing the reunion. Some things never cease 
to amaze me. 

Among the returnees was Frank Bond 
who came from Santa Fe, NM after a 44- 
year hiatus. Frank is running a ranch opera- 
tion there in addition to his busy law prac- 
tice. He somehow finds time to ride horses 
and is heavily involved at the international 
level of the Peregrine Fund. A lovely lady ac- 
companied Frank from Amarillo,TX. 

Burke Leahey and wife Barb seem to 
be thoroughly enjoying the retirement years. 
They split their time among Boston, 
Duxbury and an apartment in Florida. They 
haven't missed a beat since leaving the print- 
ing business behind in Lowell a few years 

John Tarbell, wife Anne and daughter, 
Liza spent a portion of their summer vaca- 
tion at a dude ranch on Flat Head Lake, out- 
side Kalllispel, Montana. John said that when 
the vacation was over he realized that it had 
been some time since he had ridden a horse. 
It may not be long before Liza rides off 
down the trail without him. John, who nev- 
er seems to slow down, is preparing for his 
Black Belt test inTai Kwon Do. We wish him 
all the best. 

Mac Donaldson writes, "I was forced 
to take the day off from work today for 
health reasons, so I spent the time necessary 
to read all the bios in the Alumni Book from 
the GDA 40th. This book is a masterpiece! I 
wanted to thank you guys for the time and 
effort you put into encouraging this level of 
response. I'm struck by a number of the re- 
curring themes, like advanced degrees, fami- 
ly, travel and general satisfaction with the 
current condition. Since I couldn't get to the 
reunion to hear it first-hand from classmates, 

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class notes 

this book was a great ride! What a fantastic 
and interesting set of life stories, including 
some real surprises (like. Bob Orcutt is the 
vet for my daughter's dog, and I never knew 
it, and Tay Vaughan and I share boat build- 
ing in our past)". 

I spoke to Tay Vaughan recently and he 
is getting ready to weather another winter in 
Maine. He mentioned and I will pursue try- 
ing to refresh the class website again soon. I 
will report in soon about what to look for in 
the near future. 

One aspect of the reunion that was par- 
ticularly special for me was the serendipitous 
reconnection with Ted Moore. Ted has 
been living in Alaska since 1972. The infa- 
mous Tobey-Tarbell Dragnet, along with sig- 
nificant assistance from Charlie Pyne, locat- 
ed Ted although he was unable to attend. The 
remarkable outcome was that Ted played 
host to the Tobey Family at their home out- 
side Anchorage in July. Ted and his gracious 
wife, Ginny, provided an incredible introduc- 
tion to Alaska for us. Being rookies we were 
bowled over with having a black bear and 
her cubs walk through the yard about fifteen 
minutes after our arrival. It felt like their en- 
trance had been scripted to entertain us. 
Turns out it was a normal, every day occur- 
rence. During our stay we also saw moose, 
eagles (both American and Golden), griz- 
zlies, caribou, marmots, ptarmigan and 
LWD's. For those of you who are unfamiliar 
with wildlife in Alaska, LWD's are little 
white dots that in reality are Dall Sheep from 
a long distance away. Ted and Ginny have a 
dream life, working at their respective jobs 
from their home. They have two grown chil- 
dren, Ian and Heather, who have chosen to 
remain in Alaska. Catching up with Ted and 
his family was one of the highlights of my 
summer. As you can imagine, it was quite a 

It is time to wrap up this edition of the 
Archon. Let's hope that the class site will be 
updated by the time of the next issue. 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes by 
February 20 to 


Class of 1963 

Peter P. Morrin 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

40th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 



Class of 1964 

Louis H. Higgins 

P.O. 268 

Placid, NY 12946-0268 

(518) 523-9682 

hhlaw@capital. net 

Tom Gregg reports that he is still sell- 
ing cable TV equipment and then goes on to 
say, "Just spent 3 weeks in Great Britain on 
vacation with Kristen. Christopher finished 
his Master's in Education at Harvard and is 
teaching physics in Brookline, MA. Tory is 
in her 2nd year of residency in orthopedic 
surgery in Richmond, VA." 

Tom, while over there you could have 
looked up Andres Echavarria, who has 
moved his family back out of Colombia to 
the safety of London. Andres and I have ex- 
changed email, and at one point we were 
commiserating with each other over the sad- 
ness parents feel when children leave the 
nest. Andres said, "Thanks for your kind and 
encouraging words. I have just spoken to 
Antonio on the phone who seemed to be 
delighted with his new school and teachers. 
I suppose Diana and I will have to get used 
to the idea that he has left as you and I did 
when we went to GDA. In the end I am de- 
lighted he is not in Colombia as the situation 
there is not getting any better even if we 
have a very capable new president." 

Steve Hobbs checked in with this up- 
date: "I've been retired (unemployed) for the 
past five months which is a real bummer. 
Age discrimination is a reality when trying 
to get rehired. I have been practicing my 
new lines, "Good morning and welcome to 
Wal-Mart," but they don't want me yet. 
They say I should practice for a couple more 

Robert Kates '63 

years. Patty, my twenty-year-old who had 
been living on campus at Georgia Tech de- 
cided that she didn't want us to be empty 
nesters next year when Hallee goes off to 
school. She is realizing that there is a lot of 
responsibility out there that she doesn't want 
to assume yet. There goes my upstairs study, 
but what the heck! I've missed seeing her 
every day." 

Seems that Bob Dexter came east last 
summer and met with Robert Canterbury 
in August. According to Robert C, they 
"rehashed old times, new times, and serious 
questions like what everyone looks like after 
all these years." The summer culminated in 
Robert winning his category in the Mayors' 
Garden contest in Boston. "Me, a gardener, 
who knew? Must come from all those hours 
spent rolling the track and raking the pits for 
Bill Sperry and the spring track team." 
Robert, sorry my desktop couldn't handle 
the photo you forwarded. It showed a re- 
union of Grandmaster Track Manager 
Robert Canterbury '64 and Paul O'Neill 
'66 at Ross Abbey, Headford, County, 
Galway, Ireland. 

Richard Noyes says that he has re- 
turned to Foster Miller, Inc. - a contract R 
& D firm doing defense work in Waltham, 
MA - as CFO and Sr.VP. Lana, his wife of 
31 years, passed away last year. However, he 
has taken up golf again and still summers in 
Kennebunk Beach, ME. 

For Pete Thomas, it's business as usual: 
"Continuing work on several planetary mis- 

42 The Archon m Fall 2002 

sions: Mars Global Surveyor, Cassini (on 
way to Saturn), Galileo (Jupiter). We did 
loose 'Contour' (Oops - Pete - come on 
now! You say that as though it were a golf 
ball.) But just have to try again. Greetings 
to all." 

And me? Same kind of stuff (except no 
lost satellites). Jennifer is a freshman at CU- 
Boulder. We're lonely without her. 
Fortunately John and Florence Mercer are 
stopping by next week for an evening of 
what passes for revelry up here. Keep me 
posted, as I will you. 


Class of 1965 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

677 5 A Pasado Road 

Ha Vista, CA 93 11 7-4907 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci. Iscf.ucsb. edu 

Dudley Glover, who leads off our col- 
umn this time, has undertaken a major 
odyssey walking 500 miles across Northern 
Spain just two years following quadruple by- 
pass surgery he underwent just in the nick of 
time. As an insulin dependent diabetic, such 
life-saving surgery coupled with two years 
of vigorous rehabilitation and walking five 
miles per day has changed his life in ways 
that have amazed him. Long interested in 
Spain and its various cultures, he promised 
himself a pilgrimage to the cathedral of 
Santiago de Campostela using the ancient 
pilgrimage route known as the 'el camino de 
Santiago.' Part of the reason why he set this 
goal for himself was so that others would see 

Milestone Staff 1963 

that "with proper medicine, diet, and exer- 
cise, heart patients and diabetics can lead a 
full active life." He was hoping to walk about 
15 miles per day, all the while carefully mon- 
itoring his glucose levels and, for an even 
more modern slant, keeping in touch with 
friends, sponsors and other interested parties 
on the Internet by frequent updates on his 
lab-top computer, augmented by photos tak- 
en with a digital camera. His goal is to reach 
the cathedral in time for All Saints Day on 
November 1, an important holy day in 
Spain. Additionally this trek would be fin- 
ished in time to celebrate World Diabetes 
Day on November 14. For those interested 
in what should be a most interesting website, 
you can follow his progress at his website, that he promises 
to have up for a year or more. We hope that 
all goes well and by the time he is reading 
this abridged version of his plans, that he's 
back comfortably on Plum Island basking in 
a successfully completed journey replete 
with colorful experiences and memories of 
those folks he met along the way! Quite as- 

There are a few of you who kindly sub- 
mitted news for the Spring issue that I failed 
to get ready in time to go to print. I apolo- 

Nikos Apollonio sent in a very newsy 
update almost a year ago now. At the time he 
wrote, "Still hiding in the Maine woods 
making guitars, on the cutting edge of obso- 
lete technology. Last year was all guitars for a 
change, 23 sold, no boat building to fill the 
bills. This is my 35th year in the business... as 

you may remember my first was an electric 
40 years ago this summer. One of my first 
customers was Noel Paul Stookey (P,P & M) 
followed by mentor Gordon Bok and in the 
'80s, Judy Collins. My 12 strings are at about 
the peak of their development and way 
ahead of anything else out there. When I 
started acoustics in '67 there were maybe 
100 luthiers in the U.S. and now there must 
be thousands. Right now is the Golden Age 
of guitar making/ design. My most recent ad- 
dition is Robin Dimitri born June 3 (2001); 
oldest son Ben is applying to MIT, 
Carnegie-M, McGill, WPI, and Cornell 
among others. I tried to get him to apply to 
Caltech but too far for him. Liz just turned 
13 and is singing like a star, also very artistic. 
I mentioned boat building.... I have been in- 
volved in various projects over the years, my 
first a Friendship sloop type I finished in '77 
and sold to buy my first house. Restored a 
1911 schooner '80-'82 and in '88-'89 was 
part of a crew building a 100-foot yacht. 
Since then been a carpenter on two others 
and special projects for a local boat yard. The 
latest boat was Robin's cradle last summer, a 
4' rowboat named Robin's Nest hung from 
two birch trees for davits. My wife Kristin 
and I have one CD out, 'More Maine Coast 
Music' (a follow up to a solo tape I made in 

Dudley Glover '65 is on a trek in Spain. 

His daily journal is posted online at 

'89, 'Music of the Maine Coast') and two 
others with our quartet 'Any Monday', the 
most recent 'Roll of the Sea' out this sum- 
mer. We were hired by NCL to play three 

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class notes 

guest concerts this fall on the Norwegian 
Sun at Bar Harbor as the local folkloric 
group'. Like being in a mega hotel laid side- 
ways on the water. The songs and tunes are 
mostly original, ours or friends, folk/celtic 
sounding. We are also part of a truly magical 
festival every August on Swan's Island - 
Never Land if there could be one." Wow! We 
all thank you for such a great synopsis of 
your myriad activities. 

Eric Shepard also had chimed in early 
last year, "I am still working [for Sagittarius 
Sporting Good, Ltd.] in China. This results 
in my flying over tairly regularly (in fact 
once every other month for 12 days in beau- 
tiful Xiamen, China). The rest of the time I 
continue to fly the bulk of the rest of the 
world trying to sell the various services we 
can provide. My son is getting married in 
August. This gives Di and me a chance for 
more grand children as if three were not 
enough. We did visit the three in Danbury, 
CT for Christmas. Great fun!" 

Eric has also visited with David 
Sheppard in Washington D.C. who has re- 
cently completed 10 years working for the 
Natural Resources Defense Council. 
According to Jeff Kane, our intrepid Class 
Agent, Eric's son's wedding was quite the 
event! Thanks Eric for those updates. 

Two Classmates were busy with the 
Winter Olympics that graced Salt Lake City. 
Newsweek sports guru Mark Starr was gra- 
cious enough to exchange several e-mail at 
the time despite how busy they were keep- 
ing him. He regularly is available for interac- 
tive chats as posted in the front of 

Also active in SLC was Dwight 
Nicholson who wrote just before the 
Games began, "There is a Nordic ski jump- 
ing and Nordic combined club associated 
with the Olympic Jump Facilities. It is called 
the National Sports Foundation. We now 
have over a 100 kids in the program. I help 
coach the cross country portion of the 
Nordic Combined program. Once the kids 
get to about 1 4, 1 am no longer able to keep 
up with them, so I work with the younger 
skiers. My youngest son, Brendan, is involved 
in this program at the 'ability' level. I do not 
get to coach him, and in any case, he would- 
n't listen to me anyway. He competes in 
Nordic Combined and finished 16th in the 

'Gold Cup' competition held two weeks 
ago. This qualified him to be a 'fore-jumper' 
for the Olympics. This means that he will be 
stationed at the top of the jumps during the 
Olympic competitions, and if competitors 
feel the track or landing hill needs to be 
'tested', the fore-jumpers will be asked to 
jump. This usually happens if someone has 
fallen, or the weather has turned bad. They 
are like test pilots. For a 19-year-old, he will 
get to 'hang' with all the Olympic jumpers. 
We have also asked him to take classes, so he 
is taking Biology and Chemistry at the 'U', 

Peter Bragdon and Andy Leonard '66 

Jumping won't go on forever!" 

But Dwight was also directly involved 
with the Olympics. "I have volunteered for 
the Hill Crew at the jumps. I will be work- 
ing on the preparation of the landing hills 
during the Games. If it doesn't snow, I won't 
have a lot to do, but if it does, I will be very 
busy. I will have a great view of the compe- 
tition for my efforts, since I will be stationed 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

at the 'take-off' during the jumping. It 
should be a good time." [Ed. Note:You may 
recall that on the first day of the Games a 
blustery snowstorm shutdown the Ski 
Jumping qualifying competition. Indeed 
Dwight was busy as evidenced by an Italian 
news team who identified Dwight as the 
snow clad figure tending to the wintry situ- 
ation at the starting gate, shovel in hand-a- 
photo spotted by our eagle-eyed Dr. Kane.] 
More recently Dwight chimed in afresh, 
"We are still in Utah, even though the 
Olympics are past. All the temporary parking 
lots have been reclaimed and the grass is 
coming up. I am currently working on the 
restoration of two early Utah Episcopal 
churches and am enjoying it a lot. We took a 
two-week camping trip this summer and 
found we could still sleep on the ground." 
Also not one to avoid physical challenges, 

Jack Gregg writes: "By the time every- 
one reads this, I will have hopefully run and 
finished the Chicago Marathon. Not sure 
why I feel the urge to do this as I was never 
a track star!" You could have fooled us. You 
must be practicing up for the 2005 Pie Race 
to challenge Craig Johnson's recent su- 
premacy in the event! 

Speaking of Craig, yours truly was the 
beneficiary of a delicious salmon dinner pre- 
pared by his lovely wife Judy just a few days 
ago. It is always a fun and gracious time in 
their home which sports some new renova- 
tions — along with stepson Matthew, a 
Tibetan terrier and three Chihuahuas! 

In August I enjoyed a great visit with 
Chester Parasco at his home in Jamaica 
Plain with a side trip together to the Cape to 
visit my late brother's wife, my three 
nephews and grand-nephew. During our 
visit I was glad to have had the chance to 
check in by phone with fellow classmate, 
John Haydon. 

Class Agent Kane was kind enough to 
fill us in on the activities of another of our 
well-traveled classmates: "Last April David 
Fuess visited me in Massachusetts on his 
way to China and points beyond. He spent 
his birthday at the Temple of Heaven in 
Peking, which he described as a 'truly amaz- 
ing place done in perfect Feng Shui.' On 
May 1, he e-mailed, 'I am at Taishan, the 
holiest mountain in China. This is the begin- 
ning of a seven-day holiday so there were 

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3000 people on the mountain for a freezing 
sunrise.' On June 29, he reported from Tibet, 
the 'top of the world' where 'it snowed and 
hailed on Summer Solstice as I was trekking 
the mountains.' David went on to 
Kathmandu and was last heard from trying 
to get to Bhutan."Thank you, David and Jeff, 
and greetings to all. 


Class of 1966 

Michael]. Little 

82A Summer Street 

Waterville, ME 04901 

(207) 859-9925 

I haven't heard much from youse guys 
this past year - any of you still out there? 

George Tower sent a note saying he 
had had breakfast with Tim Keeney a while 
back. George is a real estate attorney manag- 
ing ocean front rentals on both coasts. 

Ben Beach '67 sent me a clipping from 
the Wall Street Journal on recycling that 
quotes Ford Schumann on the current 
problems in the recycling market. Ford, 
among other things, runs a small recycling 
business in Maryland. 

Tom (the Coffee Man) Hildreth 
stopped by my office in Belgrade Lakes, ME, 
the other day and in the course of the con- 
versation wondered whatever became of 
Scott Tenney? I wonder too - are you out 
there, Scott? Speaking of Tom and coffee, 

Jim Nevius '67 with his first grandson 

have you tried his "Back Draft" roast? It's a 
great dark rich coffee. And to toot my own 
horn (no one else will in this column), I 
managed to get on the TV news three times 
this summer! No, not America's Most Wanted. 
All of them stories dealing with the issue of 
invasive aquatic plants and Maine's lakes. 
After that exposure, I'm ready - Hollywood 
where are you? 



Class of 1961 

Bennett H. Beach 

1201 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 

(301) 951-9643 

ben_beach @tws. org 

His 35th reunion return to New 
England made such an impression on Ward 
Westhafer that he has left South Florida, 
where he lived for almost 30 years, to take up 
residence in Byfield. It was more than old 
school ties that lured him north; Ward's 
eighth-grade girl friend also was involved. 

Doug Curtis's oldest, Lindsay '97, is in 
London earning a Master's degree at 
Regents Business School, while his other 
daughter, Virginia, is a sophomore at 
Manhattan College. Doug's medical guide 
wire business manages to keep growing, but 
he's found a way to carve out time away 
from the office. 

Mac Barnes is ready for the next stage 
of his work life and will be leaving 

Bloomberg at the end of 2002. He was one 
of the first employees 20 years ago. What 
next? "There are so many choices." 

Paul Hemmerich persuaded Ray 
Huard to join him and his wife and daugh- 
ter on a one-day, 100-mile central Vermont 
bike trip during the summer. Ray is deter- 
mined to get into better shape and try it 
again. Later, Ray's travels also took him to 
Chapel Hill. A friend took him to a UNC 
field hockey game, where he sat down next 
to Ben Beach, who was there to watch his 
daughter Emily play for UVA. Ben cited the 
unplanned meeting as the latest evidence 
that Dickey Lee was right when he sang: 
Strange things happen in this world. 

That was only one of the chance en- 
counters in the Tar Heel State in September. 
Barry Davidson was riding his motorcycle 
on the Outer Banks and ran into Joe 
Schwarzer. Barry reports that Joe's muse- 
um, now nearing completion, looks "first 

Rich Brayton and family visited Egypt 
last summer to take part in the opening of 
the Four Seasons hotel that Rich had a hand 
in designing. On weekends they head north 
from San Francisco to enjoy their spot in 
Inverness. Rich's wife Mardy is making ex- 
perimental films. 

Sid Bird is in his second year as 
Administrative Captain at the Strafford 
County Department of Corrections in 
Dover, N.H. He is the transition manager for 
a new 300-bed jail slated to open in late 
2003. Sid is ranked number one in our age 
group among New Hampshire racquetball 
players, having won the state singles title. 

With his oldest son, Rupert, now a 
sophomore at Georgetown, Anthony 
Gerard is spending some time in the nation's 

In August Wayne Noel's daughter 
Stacy was married. Wayne reports that there 
were no fights. 

Though Dick Boucher is legally a 
Florida resident, he has spent most of his 
time back in Pennsylvania, where his moth- 
er is up against some health problems. 

"Going to Kansas City; Kansas City- 
here I come." That's Andy Creed's theme 
song these days because in 2003 he will be 
headed there for the national games of the 
Amateur Athletic Association. Daughter 
Hannah qualified by winning a gold 
medal in archery at the 2002 Bay State 
Games, and Andy won the bronze in the 

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s s notes 

George '67 and Gayle Swift with their son 
Parker in Utah in September 2002 

over-50 category. 

Bill Barnes has been busy getting cer- 
tification for Federal Mogul s international 
environmental standard at its Boston facility. 
Companies must set goals to eliminate haz- 
ards and monitor progress toward those 
goals. After the reunion, Bill spent much of 
the summer re-landscaping around his 

Come enjoy Hudson River vistas at the 
house Jeff Wood and his family recently 
moved to in Scarborough, N.Y. Now he can 
walk to the train station, simplifying his 
commute to the American Institute of 
Chemical Engineers in Manhattan. 

The dry weather has made 2002 a great 
year for kayaking, sailing, and other activities 
in the Seattle area, Edwin Beatty reports. 
But global warming may trash this part of 
the country, so he strongly counsels class- 
mates to stay away. 

Chuck Davis's son Tucker is on the 
freestyle ski team at the University of 
Colorado. Chuck, vice chairman of Marsh & 
McLennan Companies, was a host of a 1400- 

guest luncheon for the families of the 295 
company employees who died September 

Our class finally made it to Viet Nam. 
Save the Children sent Dave Marsh there 
for two weeks in September to help with a 
health program in the Central Highlands, 
straddling the Ho Chi Minh Trail. 

Web Pearce racked up some miles in 
September, too. He, wife Donna, a friend, 
and four German Shepherds drove from 
California to Maine in an RV and enjoyed 
two weeks on an island that Web and his 
family have haunted for years. He's still 
working for Palm, Inc., in San Jose. 


Class of 1968 

Daniel C Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 

(770) 977-3135 

del @a dm -resou rces. com 

35th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Well, the response to the request for in- 
formation has been marginal. I heard from 
five of our classmates. This is what they have 
to report. 

Ross Raymond has started his own 
consulting business in the high-end software 
application support for the bio pharmaceuti- 
cal companies. He enjoys being his own 
boss, and seeing a clear relationship between 
effort and dollars. Chris is 14 in January, do- 
ing well academically and turning to tennis 
as his sport. Adam is 10 and very much his 
own person. Sue is returning to school this 
fall to simplify her life. Ross sends his re- 
gards to Barry, Bubba "Tuck", and Josh. 

Ray Black writes that he is slightly 
freaked out that it's almost been 35 years 
since we've graduated. Jay is a special-ed 
teacher with 10th and 11th grade students in 
the fields of Math and Science. He finds his 
work rewarding in providing the students 
their extra help and support. The heat this 
summer, as for all of us, was worse than he 
ever remembered. In his spare time he is do- 

ing some re-mastering of vocal recordings 
with some new software. He hopes that this 
finds everyone well, looking forward to the 
directory coming out in January, and perhaps 
getting a bit more in touch with long lost 

Charles Johnson writes back from the 
farm. They are soon going to be sleeping in 
their new house on 816 South Elm Street. 
Twenty-one years of residence at the farm is 
hard to summarize and put into words, but 
he is looking forward to the new challenges 
and experiences. No more sitting on his pa- 
tio in his underwear, reading the paper, 
knowing that nobody knows you are in 
shorts (not a pretty picture). His email ad- 
dress remains the same, but he is excited to 
having access to the high speed internet in 
town. He sends his best. 

Larry Kangis writes that all is well af- 
ter a steamy summer in Cincinnati. Harry 
has been cleaning the decks in anticipation 
of the move this September of his mother- 
in-law and their son, daughter-in-law and 
upcoming grandbaby Business is good for 
the consulting firm that he started with an- 
other P&G retiree. With what they call 
"donology," they are helping big companies 
donate non-strategic technology to non- 
profit research institutions. Kodak and 
Motorola are already clients. Consequently, 
Harry is playing less golf than he was when 
he was 'working full-time. He and his wife 
Julia celebrated their 25th wedding anniver- 
sary in Whistler, British Columbia last 
August with all of their kids and grandchil- 
dren. Harry is no longer class secretary for 
his class at Williams, and is looking forward 
to seeing all of us hopefully at our 35th. 

Marc Tucker sent me an email about 
Tom Jacobs' recent success on the Maine 
Amateur Golf Tour. Tom won, in early 
September, the Knox County tournament 
against younger competition. Tom is now 
living in Rockland, Maine. Marc said that it 
was too bad that Tom didn't play this well at 
GDA or we might of won a league champi- 
onship or two. Tom therefore becomes the 
scratch golfer for our reunion tournament in 
the spring. Marc is warning Bubba, Bob 
Martin, Steve Murphy, and Jim Rudolph 
of the trash talk that is sure to be coming. 
Again, Marc is hoping that we can all get to- 
gether at the reunion this coming spring. 

46 Tlie Archon s» Fall 2002 

Dan Look reports: "My family and I 
continue to swelter through the Atlanta 
summers. We did make it north for a little 
while this summer, and celebrated our 30th 
wedding anniversary in Connecticut with 
our families. My oldest, Sean, continues to 
work with the New Haven Register as the 
Sports Copy Editor. David is now touring 
with the National Shakespeare Company for 
the next four months. Our daughter 
Courtney is back at home for a semester be- 
fore going back to college this winter. Annie 
and I are well and hope to be at the 35th in 
June. The offer for bed space in Atlanta still 

Jim Rudolph reports that he has start- 
ed a new law firm in Boston, named 
Rudolph Friedmann LLP, consisting of 
twenty members from his old firm. The new 
law firm is a general practice having expert- 
ise in civil litigation, real estate and construc- 
tion law, partnership and corporate law, es- 
tate planning and personal injury matters. 
Jim says they will also have a North Shore 
office in Marblehead. 

for their tennis team. I couldn't convince 
him to play baseball! But it is great to get 
back on campus from time to time. 


Class of 1969 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840-0669 

(401) 849-5893 

jlgordon 1 

Steve Worthen writes with sad news of 
the loss of his wife, Jean, on August 19, 2002. 
She passed away suddenly at home. 

Jim Bayley writes that he has been re- 
cently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 
The Massachusetts Army National Guard as 
Company Surgeon for the 20th Special 
Forces Group. His two children currently at- 
tend Groton. 

Jon Williams writes that he is "gutting 
it out" in a recession in Colorado. He is con- 
tracting specialty structural concrete applica- 
tions, whatever those are. He adds that a lit- 
tle water skiing, snow skiing, Colorado foot- 
ball, and Avalanche hockey provide the 

I might add that my second daughter 
recently graduated from Duke, after my old- 
er girl graduated from Yale three years earli- 
er. My youngest, Brooks, has just started as a 
freshman at Johns Hopkins, my alma mater. 
He hopes to be a walk-on on the lacrosse 
team, but as a back-up plan he is trying out 


Class of 1970 

J. Randall Whitney, III 

77 Coolidge Road 

Concord, MA 01142-3301 

(978) 369-0914 

The "50 Somethings" of the Class of 
1970 are a bit more chatty this time... 

Our intrepid bikers, Jeff Brown and 
Jack Cutler, have finally sent photos; this 
time in Vermont on the long trail. Jeff says 
his daughter, Molly, did well at NYU as a 
freshman. Jack and his wife recently cele- 
brated their son's fourth birthday. He also 
saw Johns Congdon in Rhode Island this 
summer. Johns still lives in Vermont and is 
making reproduction antique furniture. All 
three have their sights set on our class's 35th 

Mike Francelot has begun his second 
year as president of Summit Industries, Inc. 
A small and successful company which be- 

Time in Vermont on the long trail. 

gan in 1920, their website is www.sum- Mike and his wife Marty have 
three teenagers and a 12-year-old. 

Bill Mitchell writes from California 
that "life continues to be great." He and his 
wife Rebecca of 22 years have two boys, Will 
23, and Gavian, 21. Gavin attends the 
University of Denver and Will is at UCSan 

Bill Murray, also from California, re- 
cently had dinner with Peter and Dottie 


Jack Cutler '70 on Long Trail in 
summer 2002 

Bragdon. Bill is Director of Service for 
Axjohn and living in Poway outside of San 
Diego. Bill sends his congratulations and 
best wishes to Jeb Bradley as Jeb runs for 
Congress in New Hampshire. Janine, Bill's 
wife, saw GDA for the first time this summer 
while on a vacation trip to Maine. She was 
moved to the following verse. . . "He bragged 
that he came from Exeter, as he tried to sit 
down next to her. But she said, though you 
may think you are an up-and-comer, I prefer 
the one from Dummer." 

Your faithful scribe, Randy Whitney, 
is now watching son Alex progress 
through sophomore year at the Academy. 
Daughter Catherine '01 is doing very well 
at Dickinson College. 

Henry Eaton wants to thank those 
classmates who supported Jeb Bradly in his 
run for Congress. He won the primary-now 
on to victory in November. Henry's daugh- 
ter, Brooke, is a busy senior at GDA! 


Class of 1971 

Mario Rivera, Jr. 

12264 N W. 32nd MNR 

Sunrise, FL 33323-3004 

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lass notes 


JeffBrown'70 and Jack Cutler '70 taking a break from the Long Trail 

Wayne Gray sends his regards. At the 
time that he submitted his notes to us, Wayne 
wrote that the plant where he had been 
working closed down in March. He has been 
"job hunting". Wayne wants us to know that 
he has had a tough past 20 months. He has 
struggled with health problems... two major 
surgeries, colon cancer, chemotherapy, and 
the removal of his gall bladder. Wayne writes 
"things have got to get better." (Editor's 
comment: "Hang in there Wayne! Things 
will turn around for you!) 

Jonathan Roof continues as a Branch 
Manager and Vice President at Washington 
Federal Savings in Tucson, Arizona. His 
daughter will be graduated from Arizona 
State in the Spring of 2003. His second book 
on the teaching of Sathya Sai Baba is just 
coming out in India. 

Andrew Nelson enjoyed playing golf 
this summer with Peter Alfond on the 
course built by Peter's father in Belgrade 
Lakes, Maine. The course is one of only ten 
public courses that have received Golf 
Digest's "Five Stars" . (Editor's comment: 
"Way to go Pete!") Andrew lets us know that 
Peter's daughter (Rebekah) was just graduat- 
ed from Brown. She played a round of golf 
with Peter and Nelson. Andrew confesses 
that "she beat us handily!" (Editor's com- 

ment: "Way to go Rebekah!") 

Peter Alfond has a new address of 425 
Road 693 PMB 282, Dorado, PR 00646- 
4802. Also, he spends a good amount of time 
at his new office at Dexter Enterprises, Two 
Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101. His 
telephone number is (207) 828-7999. 

Barry Burlingham is the Director of 
Development for Derby Academy in 
Hingham. MA. His son Matthew and 
daughter Emily are enrolled at Derby in the 
seventh and fourth grades respectively. 
Barry's wife, Gillian, had been the Director 
of Admissions at GDA for three years; how- 
ever, the four-hour commute took its toll, 
and she made the decision to leave. She now 
directs the Admissions functions at Rivers. 

Mario Rivera is still living in Sunrise, 
Florida with his wife (Frances) of 21 years. 
His son Kristoffer (16) is a Cornerback on 
the Varsity football team at Highlands 
Christian Academy. His daughter Krystle 
(12) is a sophomore at the same school and 
has a high interest in taking care of animals. 

If you want to update our Class and 
keep us informed, feel free to email Mario 
at his new email address of mario@fran- Stay in touch! We'd like to hear 
from vou. See vou at the next edition. 


Class of 1912 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 

(847) 549-8401 

Class of 1913 

Edward C.Young 

15602 N. 13th Avenue 

Phoenix, AZ 85023 

(602) 504-0651 

eyoung@allsaints. org 

30th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Thanks to each of you who responded 
to my "call to arms," and to my missive writ- 
ten from the vantage point of my stroll down 
memory r lane. By the rate of response I am 
assuming that most of you are saving the re- 
ally big stories of our youth for our spring 
reunion. Please come, even if you've com- 
pletely lost your memory. Our 30th will un- 
doubtedly be a great occasion. Here's all the 
news fit to print: 

Buck O'Leary writes that he recently 
had dinner with Phil Bouchard and his wife 
Jill. The Bouchards have two children and 
are doing well. To follow up on my memory 
theme, I have many memories of these two 
classmates. Freshman year in Moody found 
Buck and his roommate Chris Baker living 
on the third floor where it was not uncom- 
mon to hear either a lacrosse ball or a foot- 
ball banging around in the room or on the 
floor. Phil may have been short but he was 
not short on tenacity and spunk, especially 
on the GDA playing fields. 

Geoff Peters writes that he finally de- 
cided not to travel every week and so he re- 
signed from PWC consulting to take a posi- 
tion as Director of Procurement at Sears 
Roebuck & Co. Sounds like Geoff is going 
to enjoy some quality family time and even 
get to sleep in his own bed every once in a 
while. Good for you Geoff. I remember 
Geoff as one of the famous, if not infamous, 
members of the GDA "loaf squad". He and 
the other members, (I don't think I made it 

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to the squad) were really the backbone of 
our winter track program. Geoff, I hope you 
are still running. 

Walter Rivera captured the theme of 
my letter and responded accordingly. Thank 
you Walter. He writes: "I did a senior spring 
term project at a local youth center in my 
old neighborhood in Manhattan. I was a 
youth counselor. At that point I was inter- 
ested in becoming a social worker. Being a 
lawyer now does involve some aspects of so- 
cial work. I remember being injured early 
into the football season of senior year and 
being sidelined for the season. I was very 
happy to make the Varsity basketball team 
during senior year, albeit that I was 11th or 
12th player on a 12-member team. Coach 
True normally played the five starters from 
beginning to end with just a few substitu- 
tions. Our team was spearheaded by co-cap- 
tains Larry Coles and Bruce Sheldon. I 
enjoyed the experience. I also lived in 
Eames. I remember Bill Sperry's congenial- 
ity and good sense of humor." Walter goes 
on to say that he hopes to make the 30th re- 
union. His daughter Aiyana just graduated 
from Columbia (Walter's alma mater) in May 

Walter Rivera '73 

'02. She is working at a local hospital in a 
clinical research position with plans to seek 
admission to med school. 

Ed Young is happy to report that 

Members of the 1973 women's 
hockey team 

Eddie '01 and Kristina '02 are both enjoying 
college life at Pomona College in 
Claremont, and little Aaliyah and her mom 
are having a great school experience at one 
of Phoenix's best kept secrets, Desert View 
Learning Center. "In addition to my regular 
duties as head of school, I am enjoying a new 
role at school this year as a Kindergarten 
Religion teacher. I love it. Additionally, I've 
recently been elected to the Boards of 
Phoenix Country Day School and the 
Desert Botanical Gardens here in Phoenix. I 
look forward to hearing from each of you at 
any time the spirit moves you to write. I 
definitely want to see you all in Byfield in 
June for our 30th! Until then, peace and 
much love." 


Class of 1974 

Pamela J. M. Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430-6930 

(203) 254-237 i 

From Bill Rudow: "I've been jumping 
around between the corporate world and 
self-employment since I've been out of col- 
lege. I've spent most of the past seven years 
as an IT consultant. Mostly contract work 
through agencies, some employee work. 
About five years ago I started investing in 

condos and now it's grown into a small busi- 
ness. Not sure where it will lead, but I'm en- 
joying renovation, landlording, buying and 

Courtney Wang says, "My Online 
Today Internet business is thriving and has 
turned the corner for profits!! My daughter, 
An Rhiel, is now 10 years old and loves her 
school, Hockady Please call me if you are in 
the Dallas area." 


Class of 1975 
David J, Bohman 

557 Pinellas Bayway South 

Unit 112 

St. Petersburg, FL 33715 

(727) 866-2793 

Dirk Lyons married well. He sent me 
a picture of his two handsome boys. He 
writes: "I'm still living in Woodstock, NH 
with my wife Caroline and my two boys, 
John and William (ages four and two). I'm 
working as a self-employed Master Plumber 
doing a lot of new construction specializing 
in radiant floor heating systems. We love the 
lifestyle up here in the mountains fresh air 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

and lots of room (which is good when you 
also have two large dogs!) Looking forward 
to John starting skiing this winter. He enters 
the soccer program this fall." 

Peter Richardson still lives in Maine, 
working as a senior portfolio manager for 
Victory Capital Management. In his spare 
time, you can find Peter on his cycle either 
having fun or training for a race. This fall 
he'll take up the sport of cycle-cross, which 
he describes as part race, part mountain-bik- 
ing, and all pain. His oldest son Bennett just 
began his freshman year at Colgate, and Peter 
says he's too young to have a kid in college. 

Maria Papaiouanou Gray can top 
that. Her son Jack just graduated from the 
University of New Hampshire and is now 
working in the field of TV news at NECN. 
Her daughter Rose is a junior at UNH. 

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lass notes 

Maria is teaching elementary school at 
Pentucket Regional in Massachusetts, and 
commutes from her home in Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire. She continues to play 
bluegrass fiddle and visits the beach year- 
round. She recently got to see David 
Goldbaum, who is the proud papa of three! 

Anne MacKay-Smith still lives in 
Westport, CT with her husband Terry Vance, 
and her children Lisa 11, and Michael 6. She 
and her sister Helen Mackay-Smith 
Mararakis '80 are gearing up for the Avon 
Foundation's 60-mile, three-day walk in 
New York State to raise money for breast 
cancer awareness and research. Helen is a 
one-year survivor and in great shape, and the 
sisters are looking forward to a wonderful 

Pamela Pandapas is still living in 
Quincy, MA but writes that she has started 
house hunting. She says she truly enjoyed 
the summer, and is doing as little tax law as 
possible, and wishes a big hello to all of the 
class of '75. 

Rich O'Leary saw plenty of GDAers at 
the June wedding of his sister Kathryn '81. 
Rich has started a new job running "Future 
Brand", a division of McCann-Erickson that 
specializes in brand consulting and design. 
Family life continues to be a priority as his 
son. Timmy starts school this year, and his 
daughter Sarah continues at a neighborhood 
Riverside school. He's looking forward to 
our next reunion. 

Lisa Johnson and her family are well, 
and she hopes the same is true for the rest of 
us. Lisa writes that as she gets older, she finds 
herself thinking more frequently of the past, 
and the fond memories GDA brings for her. 

Mike Sapuppo left the west coast for a 
couple of weeks' vacation this summer in 
New Hampshire and the Maine shore with 
his wife Lisa, and his daughter Sophia. While 
there, he ran into the Popes and Adams's at 
North Hampton Beach, NH. Sophia started 
first grade at a neighborhood school in the 
San Francisco Bay area. Mike spent some of 
his summer enclosing the back patio with a 
sunroom at his home, and landscaped the 
back yard. He also continued his windsurf- 
ing passion, buying a week's timeshare at the 
Ka'anapali resort in Maui, and added a 1980 
Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose, which goes 
from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. 

I was lucky enough to have visits from 

5') TlwArchon s» Fall 2002 

Dan Morris here in St. Petersburg and Jay 
Taggart during a recent trip to Cape Cod 
this summer. Dan is continuing in the exec- 
utive relocation business and has a hectic 
travel schedule, while Jay is working for 
Brooks Brothers in Westchester County, 
New York. We had great times, as I got to 
show off my daughters Adrianna 3, and 
Alexis, who just turned one. 




Class of 1976 

Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay din 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128-4722 

(212) 410-1781 

Class of 1977 

Carolyn L. Nissi 

2721 Reese Avenue, #1 

EvanstonJL 60201-1342 

(847) 869-0117 

Class of 1978 

Scott M. Pope 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840-2148 

(603) 436-2903 

25th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 

Hello all: 

The summer was short, fall is here and 
by the time you get this mailing, some of you 
will be skiing! I am sorry that this article 
will be short, however news from our class is 
relatively nonexistent. It is my hope that 
your silence means everything is going well 
and that business/family life has been very 
demanding. I will take that as a good sign. 

Since our 25th reunion is coming up 
this June I am sure you are all saving up your 
news for that event! For anyone wishing to 
become involved with our reunion, please 
email me. Suggs, Leslie Lafond, Goodhart, 
Kak, Greg Rose and I are the current vol- 
unteers I hope more of you will take an 

interest in making our 25th "OUR BEST." 

My news: I just returned from spending 

a week in Italy on Lake Como thanks to the 
generosity of my Mother and Dad. We spent 
a fantastic week with them at the Villa 
D'Este, took a day trip into Switzerland and 
visited other Italian Lakes in the region. 
Those on the trip: brother Greg '75 and his 
wife Elizabeth, brother Doug '73 and his 
wife Carla, sister Deborah '74 and her hus- 
band Tom Adams '76, Annie and me. In 
short, it was the trip of a life time! The sites 
in and around Como were impressive, the 
wine and food were spectacular and you 
couldn't beat the company. If you want a 
special getaway with your spouse, stay at the 
Villa D'Este. 

I heard from one classmate, Phil 
Pescosolido! He writes: "Raise Citrus, live 
on a ranch in California, divorced, two sons, 

Members of the 1978 track team 

ski patroller in the winter, practice martial 
arts and ride my Harley Environmental ac- 
tivist/Lobbyist and also ceramic artist. Tell 
friends out west to give me a call." 

Although Phil wrote a P.S., I will omit 
his comments and just respond by saying: 
Sorry if your "Don't be shy" card(s) were 
somehow not printed in my articles, 

Phil I enjoy receiving news and always 

make a valid effort to print a classmate's 
news. If you make the effort to write, I make 
the effort to print. To minimize future frus- 
trations, email me if you have a computer. If 
not, you can mail your news to my office: 
Scott Pope, Pope Housing Inc. 45 Rear, 
Route 125, Kingston, NH 03848 As Always, 
I appreciate hearing from you as I am sure 
your friends would. Thanks for the card! 

.Mai ■'%.'■ 


Class of 1979 

Troy A . Dagres 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3406 

tide of the mighty Parker River. He has been 
sailing as crew on the record setting 125-foot 
catamaran "Playstation" with mad billionaire 
Steve Fossett. 

So that about wraps it up for this issue. 
I'll expect more responses next time. 



Well, here goes my first Class Notes in- 
stallment. Over all, not a plethora of post 
cards or emails were received. Having noth- 
ing to compare it against, I will consider it a 
good start. Now you can see that the infor- 
mation you send me will be printed, so 
please send it along. Everybody has five min- 
utes to shoot off a short email with an up- 
date. Here's the latest; 

John Perlowski reports that wife Jane, 
and soon-to-be adopted son Joey, spend 
most of their time (I've met Joey and I 
should insert the word "chasing" here) in 
their new home up in Stratham, NH. 

Laura Roome Hemrick, whose last 
name now resembles a life-saving maneuver, 
is a Research Administrative Coordinator for 
Wake Forest University Health Sciences 
(formerly Wake Forest University School of 
Medicine) in Winston-Salem, NC. She and 
husband Kevin moved this past spring from 
the big city of Winston-Salem to the "sub- 
urbs" of King, where her driveway looks up 
at Pilot Mountain. 

We have a birth announcement from 
Andy Linn, wife Sandy and four-year- old 
daughter Olivia. Born on 7/31/02 at 1:31 
a.m., Landon Stevens Linn tipped the scales 
at 5 lbs 12 oz.They really should have named 
their daughter Mandy to give us the Linn 
family of Andy, Sandy, Mandy and Landy. 

Tom Atkinson enjoyed his summer as 
he and his wifeYvette readied their two sons 
for school. Matthew entering first grade and 
Benjamin entering fifth. Tom is still working 
at Aware, Inc as an Electronic Engineer. 

Steve Judson is still busy traveling the 
world for clients and for pleasure. Recently, 
Steve has been busy with the launch of the 
new Mercedes Maybach on Wall Street. 

Ian Fitch just bought a house in 
Bradford, MA overlooking the Merrimac 
River. He is "still working in the Financial 
District valiantly overcoming the market 

Brad Cavanaugh says he thinks he has 
forgotten everything he has ever learned, so 
he is at home in Plymouth, MA studying for 
his captain's license from the US Coast 
Guard. That's a long way from tying the 
Batman sled to the Bridge and riding the 


Class of 1980 

Lynnc E. Dnrland 

11 4 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

(603) 421-0940 

The danger of having me for your sec- 
retary is that my house does not always look 
much better than my dorm rooms! (and it 
gets worse when I clean. I had my hands on 
the postcards you sent three times last week- 
end!) If any of you have email, just send 
your notes to I can't 
misplace those. Hey Fain, I wish I had your 
big dog to blame! It has been a busy and ex- 
asperating year. The kids and I are doing 
well up here in New Hampshire. I even hear 
from Paul Carter '81 from time to time. It 
is fun having my children in three different 
schools, elementary for Elizabeth, middle for 
Christopher and high school for Charles. 
(We aren't this old yet, are we?) I have heard 
from Jonathan Welch from time to time. 
He is well and spent a good part of the sum- 
mer on his boat. 

Fred Long and his wife Yvonne have a 
three-year-old son, William, who keeps them 
quite busy. Fred has a consulting business 
that is doing very well, in spite of the eco- 
nomic downturn. They develop new tech- 
nologies for pharmaceutical manufacturing. 

Neda Boyd and her husband Bob wel- 
comed a daughter Hannah Nicole on May 
1, 2002, and she is still working forWCOM! 
She knows what most of you think, but be- 
lieves they will come out of the bankruptcy 

Leslie Robins has been working for a 
French software development company 
called LASCOM for 1-1/2 years, managing 
the marketing for Europe and the U.S. at the 
development center in San Diego. She and 
her husband Ron are also busy remodeling a 
house that they bought a couple of years ago 
and also have been pursuing a relatively new 
hobby of cast gold jewelry making (with a 
blue ribbon at the San Diego County Fair 
this summer). 

Class of 1981 

Jennifer G. Steward 

715 Main Street 

Boxford,MA 01921-11 18 

(978) 352-7694 

jgsteward@attbi .com 

I have a lot of wedding news to tell you 
about. Two classmates tied the knot this sum- 
mer. Clarissa Dane is now Clarissa Hughes 
after marrying Greg Hughes on June 8. "I 
married Greg Hughes, who some of you met 
at our 20th reunion. I am working at Keller 
Williams Realty as a realtor, (email: claris- Greg and I are ex- 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

peering a honeymoon baby in early March. 
Florida is so much fun! We are living on the 
water, so come and visit!" 

Susan Perry wrote to say she did just 
that. "Had a great visit with Clarissa in 
Reddington Beach, Florida. I am still dodg- 
ing the gaters in Sanibel. Hope to visit Steve 
'79 and his family in Hawaii in 2003, so 
Keller will get a visit too!" 

Our other big wedding news came 
from Kathryn O'Leary who married Jim 
Shilale on June 29 on the Cape. "The wed- 
ding was great. Perfect weather and everyone 
had a blast!" Chris and I loved being a part 
of the engagement celebration with the 
O'Leary clan. It was a beautiful party with 
excellent GDA representation to wish Kath 
and Jim all the best! Antea sent along a pic- 
ture of the two of them on the big day and 
also some photos of her son Ford who is 
adorable. Thank you, Antea! Congratulations 
to our new brides and grooms!! 

Along with our celebratory news, I'm 
afraid I also need to share more serious news. 
As many of you know, Mike Reilly was 
called up to serve in the Middle East and will 
be away from his family for at least a year. 
His wife Diane is expecting their third child. 
I am sure that everyone will be holding 
Mike in their thoughts and prayers. Thank 
you, Mike, for the incredible sacrifices you 
are making. Please know your friends are 
grateful and thinking of you. 

Eric Adell had a chance to see Mike 

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Kathryn O'leary '81 and 
AnteaVon Henneberg '81 

before he left. He wrote: "Life is well, kids 
are great, Patty still digs me. Mackenzie 
broke her arm which was a buzz cramp, but 
all is well now. I was in California and was 
able to see Vinca and company for dinner. 
She looked great and seemed really well. 
Benay Todzo will be in town in two weeks 
and we plan to hook up. I saw a lot of Red 
before he left for Afghanistan. Diane had a 
party for him and then right before he left 
Breed, Morison, Joe Benson, the Reilly 
boys, and a few others met a Mike's 
Harborside to relive our miss-spent youth." 
Tony Tommasi wrote from Texas with 
the following news: "I am presently the 
Head Women's Soccer Coach at Texas 
Lutheran University (Division III) in Seguin, 
TX which is just outside of San Antonio. 
This is my second season, but my third in 
San Antonio. I also help direct a Premiere 
Girls Soccer Club, and tram U-18 & U-13 
teams. I am married to the former Chappell 
Tyler of Richmond, VA for almost three 
years (my second) and our daughter will turn 
1 on September 26. Life is great in Texas! 
Looking to get back someday to visit.. ..and 
eventually maybe move! A coach's life is one 

of accomplishments and upward movement. 
I took over a struggling program and already 
have turned it around with last year's team 
breaking or tying 17 school records. We are 
off to a 2-2 start, but we are pre-season fa- 
vorites to get to our conference tournament. 
Lots of gaps to fill in, but I hope this is a start. 
Take care, everyone!" Tony also wanted 
everyone to know that he can be reached via 
email at the following addresses. Office: Home: play2feet@sbc- 

Gary Bostwick has many changes since 
the Reunion. He married Kim and had 
son Colin in May. He celebrated his 40th 
birthday by taking part in the Boston 
Monster Tri-Athalon in September. 



Class of 1982 

Nancy Lord Wickwire 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110-6201 

(603) 472-8993 


Nancy Wickwire: I'll go first this time. 
I had a great time at the reunion, even 
though the weather was lousy. It was fun to 
see Martha (Lawlor) Krauch and Karen 
(McKirmey) Jantzen and Sloan Tyler, 
Karen (Matzner) Chinca, Trina Chiara, 
Heather (Vickers) Ryan, Alison (Miller) 
Montague, Kim Newby, Erica Norton, 
John Nye, Andrew Fredricks, Bob Low, 
Derrick Perkins, Chris Perrault, Chris 
Swenson, Ted Larned, Chris Frangos, 
Ann (Rooney) Ewing; Brandon Clark, 
Phil Parry, Demetri Vlahoulis, Gus 
Henley, Will Friend, John Leary, Jeff 
Leavitt, and there was an unconfirmed 
Scott Holloway sighting early in the day. 
So that's more than 25 for our 20th! Not 
bad, in a class of less than 100. Of course, 
there were some no shows: Marc Rasbury 
used the lame excuse that he had to go to his 
own WEDDING the week after reunion. 
So by now, Raz is a happily married man. 
Congratulations! You can bring your wife to 
the 25th. 

Paula Veale: writes "Yes, I was a total 
loser and didn't come to reunion so I under- 
stand if you don't want to add my email ad- 
dress to the list. But if you do it's" (I added it). 

Claire Danaher: "As for me and mine, 
we have become landed gentry, having 
bought a 55-year-old stone house this sum- 
mer. Now if something breaks, I will have to 
go to the hardware store instead of calling 
the landlord, requiring some behavior mod- 
ification on my part. Once I emerge from all 
the boxes (ETA mid-December, at this rate), 
one room will get outfitted with some mu- 
sic equipment so I can get down to some 
writing and recording. Nashville, the new 
music industry capital of the US, is only 90 
minutes away, after all. Preppy fashion, long 
dead in most other parts of the country, is 
alive and well in the south. Madras, Lily 
Pulitzer, year-round khaki shorts, forest 
green Range Rovers with license plates 
reading 'RLS IV and such. I can't bring my- 
self to break the news to them. My dear 
husband and sweet daughter provide many 
joys, for which I am thankful. By the time 
this is published, Bill will have been granted 
a PhD from Yale and Phoebe will have 
turned five and still be into princesses and 
accessorizing (and you know she didn't get 
that from me). We'll be up north for a wed- 
ding in October, so I'll bring Phoebe then 
for her first visit to South Byfield. Thanks 
for doing this year after year. I always enjoy 
reading about everyone." 

John Leary: "I had a great time at the 
reunion. Hopefully, our 25th will be better 
attended." John made the key mid-after- 
noon beer run on Saturday. Then we all 
stood around in the field house while the 
kids made use of the trampoline and ball pit. 
We traded old stories, looked at some photo 
albums and got caught up. It would have 
been nice to do this outside on a sunny ath- 
letic field instead of a windowless athletic fa- 
cility, but you can't control the weather. 

Barbara Mackay-Smith: "Sorry I was- 
n't able to make it back for the reunion. 
Between moving to a new house this sum- 
mer and coping with pregnancy, I just could- 
n't get away. We're down to the home stretch 
with just a few more weeks 'til the arrival of 
baby boy Yoder. Can't wait to see the pics on 
Chuck's website!" 

Chuck Yerkes: "News: Chuck is gonna 
keep them from tossing out his vote by be- 
coming a home owner in Oakland, where 
we prefer our land shaken, not stirred. On 
the other hand, by the time you all read this, 

52 TheArclwn »> Fall 2002 

he may be very actively looking for work. 
Ah, low interest rates and high company 
failure rates. We live in interesting times." 
Chuck also responded to my email inquir- 
ing as to whether he was serious when he 
offered to do a Class of '82 website, (he was 
OWN WEBSITE. As of today (Sept. 28, 
2002) it is empty. But by the time this 
Archon is published, it should contain pic- 
tures that I took at the Reunion, and the 
email directory for our class!! THANK 
YOU CHUCK, our very own Webmaster!! 

Sloan Tyler writes: "I have to say I 
had a great time at the 20th. It was won- 
derful to see everyone again. I have to say 
the Class of '82 has aged well. Since 
Bobby was exercising for most of the day I 
can see why he looks the same. We gotta 
get Darrah Shula to the next reunion be- 
cause I heard she's a brew miester . . . did I 
spell that right? I took Spanish. We missed 
all of you who couldn't come. Best wishes 
and hope to see even more people at our 

Bob Sterge and Derrick Perkins each 
sent in cards with just their email addresses 
on them: 
and (can you guess 
which is which?) 

John Egan is wondering if we have 
email addresses for Jonathan Andrews, 
Charlie Barrett and Bonnie (Perkins) 
Mombello, and we do not. So, Jon, Charlie, 
Bonnie: Send me your email addresses to 
add to the list ( 
OR: email John Egan directly if you like: 

John Parker writes: "My life is pretty 
much exactly the same as the last Archon, 
and Coach Rybicki has been on my mind. 
How was the dedication of the field? Were 
PJ Shoulla or Marc Rasbury there? They 
were my co-captains in the fall of '81." 

Bobby Low: "Gearing up for another 
year at Holderness School. Nice to see 
everyone at reunion! Thanks to all who 
helped make it happen." 

Andy Page writes: (Note: Andy appar- 
ently went to the "Rick Brown School of 
Penmanship" so it's possible that I have mis- 
translated a word or two from his postcard.) 
"I've got a nine-month-old son and he, 
Maya (my partner) and I have moved to 
Whately, MA. Looking forward to my first 

ChristosVlahouli '84, Peter Bragdon and 

DemetriVlahouli '82 at Sulana Beach, 

California in June 2002 

New England autumn in 15 years. Sorry to 
have missed the reunion, but we were travel- 
ing and visiting relatives all summer. New 
address below: Andrew Page 148 Conway 
Road, W Whately, MA 01039." 

That's it for notes. Please, if you haven't 
gotten an email from me in the past few 
months, send me your email address at an- I periodically up- 
date the directory and send it out to every- 
one. It's also a good way for me to collect 



Class of 1983 

Susan L. Sanidas 

14 Peach Tree Lane 

Marstons Mills, MA 02648-1841 

(508) 428-5681 

20th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 


Class of 1984 

Cathleen Riley Scerbo 

35 Winterberry Lane 

Stratham, NH 03885-2412 

(603) 118-3169 

Hank Friedman reports: "Life in Taos, 
NM is still good. Saw Krista Bartholomew 
earlier this spring in Park City, UT. She is 
doing well. Still coaching soccer at Taos H.S. 
(entering my eighth season this fall). I am 
also still reffing lacrosse at the intercollegiate 
level. I had the honor of reffing the U.S. 
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associate National 
Champ tournament this May in St. Louis, 
MO. I worked a national semi-final." 


Class of 1985 

Nathalie E.Ames 

443 West Grant Place "A" 

Chicago, 1L 60614 

(113) 883-1325 

Bevin Cherot says: "What a crazy last 
nine months. The biggest news is Isabelle 
Cherot was born March 5, 2002, a wonder- 
ful event. I finally got back from overseas. I 
spent a lot of time in Kuwait and some time 
farther forward in the Stan Bagram and 
Khandahar which are 'lunar' compared to 
the U.S. Most aren't in the know back here 
but we are getting some serious payback. It's 
great to be home. Good luck to all and take 



Class of 1986 
Secretary needed 

Class of 1981 

Amy B. Northup 

1 Albion Place #1 

Charlestown, MA 02129- 1 10 1 

(611) 241-3944 

agoldstein@pacificpkg. com 

Kristen M. Pouliu 

51 Boardman Street 

Ncwburyport, MA 01950-2433 

(918) 462-9953 

keith_poulin @yahoo. com 

Hello to all. We hope everyone enjoyed 
the rest of summer and early fall. We 
thought we'd be scrounging for filler (you 
know falling back on some knock-knock 
jokes) but it seems there have been some 
news worthy events since our soggy reunion 
in June. 

Kristen (LaBrie) Poulin and her hus- 
band Keith welcomed their second son, 

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class notes 


Chris D'Orio's '88 and his wife Dana's sons, Alec (19 months) and Brendan (two weeks) 

Samuel Joseph, on July 5. He joins his big 
brother Will (18 months). Everyone is doing 
great. Sam joined some girls out for dinner 
in Newburyport one night and really en- 
joyed his margarita...he's already in training 
for college. 

Rob and Marybeth DeLena wel- 
comed their second child, as well. Ryan (15 
months) will now have to share his toys with 
his sister, Abigail Rose, born September 9. 
Everyone is doing great. 

Amy Goldstein was married on 
September 14 to Andrew Northup. The 
wedding took place behind the Hygeia 
House on Block Island, RI. The weather 
was perfect, as was the day. GDA alums in at- 
tendance were Paula (McCarthy) Haas, 
Kristen (LaBrie) Poulin, Kim 
(Macdonald) Shiff, Alison (Magee) 
Campbell, and Betsy Lee. The newlyweds 
then headed to Hawaii for a two- week hon- 
eymoon and Amy is already making plans for 
a one year anniversary trip back to Maui, but 
she is not sure how the newly formed 'mar- 
ried budget committee' will feel about that 

Nate Green writes: "We have a two- 
year-old daughter, Caitlin, and another baby 
on the way. I'm working for Blue 
Cross/Blue Shield of Montana as a business 
analyst. Have a great day!" 

Chris McMorris emailed and here are 
the highlights: "My family and I are well. 

Our daughter, Juliana, turned three this sum- 
mer, and our son, Dale, is one. I'm still en- 
joying my work as an architectural historian. 
I recently traveled to Reno, San Jose, and 
other counties in Northern California. My 
wife, Marianne, left her nursing career to be 
at home with the kids and loves it. I finally 
went skiing, for the first time since moving 
to California, this year at Heavenly-Lake 
Tahoe. I'm playing the piano less, but still 
enjoy running. When working on form, 
Coach Abu's directions still come back to 
me, '...lead with the knees... smooth 

Taylor Twining writes: "I am still living 
on the Jersey shore and working for the 
Bank of New York in Manhattan. My 
daughter, Madeline, just turned five! And son 
Mason is two! I have gone back to school to 
get my MBA at night, but it looks like it 
could take a while. Hope all is well." 

Peter Barton writes, "Hi all. My two- 
year term of service as a federal law clerk is 
over, and I am heading off to DC. But, first, 
I hope to take a little time off and travel and 
rest for a weeks." 

Keep the notes coming and don't forget 
about our email address at gda87@hot- 

Class of 1988 

Dcana Dominica Boyages 
144 Jefferson's Hundred 
Williamsburg, VA 23185-8907 

(757) 565-3746 

15th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

To all of you that sent notes, thanks, and 
for those of you that haven't PLEASE 
We are coming up on our reunion weekend 
this June and I am hoping to get as much 
info about what we are all doing as possible. 
Because of a snafu in the Alumni office my 
letter with your red card was not used. 
Therefore, I am using our notes to ask ALL 
OF YOU, to please email me, regular mail 
me, or call and leave a message on the 
phone... I would like to have names and 
ages of all the new GDA alums that have 
busted onto our scene and into our reunion. 
If you have referenced children in your notes 
please send an update. I would feel pretty bad 
if I forgot a child or two, or four, Lisa 
Sweeney! Also, for a reunion project, if you 
have holiday pictures done, please send an 
extra along to me this year. I promise to use 
it appropriately, no mustaches drawn on 
them or anything! Okay, now for the notes 
that I have this fall. . .Kids to announce (you 
are not off the hook if listed here, please send 
along more info!) 

Jill Goldman-Miller writes: "My hus- 
band Andrew and I are thrilled to announce 
the birth of our first child, Noah Benjamin. 
He arrived on May 17, 2002 and was 8 
pounds, 21-inches. He is getting so big... 
we are enjoying every minute." Jill, I love 
the name Noah and would have used it IF I 

Chris D'Orio writes: "Dana gave birth 
to Brendan Matthew on Monday, May 20 at 
8:19 p.m. He was 8 lbs 1 1 oz. and 19.5 inch- 
es long. He is the younger brother to Alec 
and a wonderful addition to our home. I 
hope that you enjoy the pictures. Visit us at for more pictures in 

54 ThcArchon m Fall 2002 

the near future. Me with two boys and you 
with three girls, this comes as no surprise!" 
Okay wise guy, just go for number three so 
we are all square, I dare you. And another 
alum with more girls... 

John Khantzian writes, "Sarah 
Magrina Khantzian was born recently 
weighing in at 8 pounds 7 ounces, 20-1/2 
inches. Mother and baby are doing great, and 
Jenna is very excited about her new sister! 
Jennifer and I got to the hospital around 6 
a.m. and the baby was born less than 45 min- 
utes after we got to the delivery room. 
Because it happened so quickly, Jennifer de- 
livered naturaDy In case anyone was won- 
dering, Magrina was my grandmother's first 
name. She passed away earlier this year, and it 
just happens that Sarah was born on her 
birthday. So, at the last minute, we changed 
Sarah's middle name from Tracey to 
Magrina. Things are going well. The baby is 
six weeks now, and she is at the beginning 
stages of showing a personality. She is start- 
ing to smile etc.... Jenna loves her baby sister, 
and surprisingly doesn't get too jealous that 
she no longer gets all the attention. As you 
know, it can get stressful having a two-year- 
old and a newborn. Overall, it's all worth it. 
Sarah is doing great sleeping. She usually 
goes from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., and then gets up 
around 7. Can't complain there!" (One small 
point of note: delivering naturally in 45 min- 
utes is a lot easier said than done. This com- 
ment rolls rather easily off a father's tongue.) 

From Lisa Sweeney Ryan: "Greetings 
from Siouxland. I am currently working 
very part time as an adjunct in the Physics 
Department at Morningside College (where 
my husband is the football coach) I also do 
some motivational speaking on the side. We 
are expecting our fourth baby this summer 
so busier days are ahead!" (Lisa's card arrived 
after our last notes were printed, so I hope 
everything went well. Lisa, please drop a line 

One more from Kursten Burns on the 
West Coast: "How are you doing? My wife, 
Meileh, and I just had our first child. Holden 
Anthony Burns was born on 8/2/02. He 
weighed in at 8 pounds and 13 ounces. Yeah, 
I am a bald guy. Don't laugh, I lost my hair 
around the age of 22." Now I received that 
email in July, so I was confused.. Then 
Kursten replied, "See what lack of sleep 
does to you? Holden was born on 7/02/02. 
Last night was the first night he went right 
back to sleep after his 2 a.m. feeding. He is 

usually wide a wake for at least an hour or 
two. I think he has daytime and nighttime 
mixed up. Hopefully, that will change soon" 
Oh well, Kursten, what is an extra month in- 
utero? I am sure Meileh would have a thing 
or two to say about that. 

And now for the "soon to be" alums. 
Wayne Belleau writes rather matter of fact- 
ly, "...I just wanted to add to the class notes 
that I got married in April to Debra 
DiCicco. We are expecting a honeymoon 
baby this January and we are living in 
Berwick, Maine." 

Denice Hannon-Perera also is looking 
forward to the new year: "My husband, Sean, 
and I are expecting our first child in 
December. I completed my Ed S. at 
Simmons College and hope to pass my cer- 
tification exam in November to be a 
Certified Behavior Analyst. We are almost 
completely done with our 100-year-old 
home restoration. It is exhausting, but re- 
warding." Good luck to all of you. We will 
be thinking of you this fall and winter. 

Now on to more scoop, from Andy 
Noel: "Hi, Deana! Your letter has been sit- 
ting here on my office desk at home for the 
past three weeks. I finally have a chance to 
respond. All is well here in Wallingford, CT 
with the Noels. The kids are growing by the 
day Baby Drew (Andrew IV, turned one year 
old on January 2) walked on his birthday and 
sister Lucy (turns three on May 26) is show- 
ing him the ropes. She is going to be quite a 
big sister. Hectic winter life with the family, 
admissions and hockey has not enabled me 
to get up to a boy's alumni hockey game in 
a while. I still put it on my calendar in hopes 
it may be able to happen. Had a chance to 
spend time with the families of Derek 
Sullivan '89 and Alex Moody '90 this 
summer. Lots of fun with lots of kids. Hope 
everyone is doing well —Andy." 

Now on to the illusive Damon Kinzie 
"I wanted to give you an update after read- 
ing the Archon. I am a Financial Consultant 
at Smith Barney in Burlington. I just finished 
building a house in Hinesburg,VT, about 10 
minutes out of Burlington. I did live in 
North Hero, an island on Lake Champlain 
near the Canadian Border but that was two 
years ago. I visited Brendon O'Brien in 
Los Angeles last week where he is working 
for Prudential and playing lots of golf and 
surfing Manhattan beach alot. Arvid 
Swanson stopped by here in Burlington this 
winter and he lives in NH with his wife and 

new baby. Anyone visiting VT should drop 
me a line." 

Now from the next logical person, Dan 
Morison: "I decided not to redo upstairs 
and end the renting of downstairs so after 
August we will have the whole house. I just 
need to change the stairs and the front door 
and it will be perfect. Albina went to France 
on Monday eve with the two dogs and will 
be there through the end of August. I am go- 
ing to be with her for the last week. 
Actually, Dave Hanlon and his wife are 
coming with me to stay at the place for a 
week. We're all looking forward to it." 

Erika Sayewich Buell was at Hale and 
Dorr in Boston and her husband had the op- 
portunity to join the Enron task force, so she 
is staying with their daughter and was doing 
a kitchen remodeling. "The kitchen remod- 
eling has been keeping me very busy. It will 
be on a 'Cook's Tour' (a kitchen tour) in ear- 
ly September so I really need to get every- 
thing finished before September. Fortunately 
Sam has returned from Houston (he was 
away from us for about a two-month period 
so that was really hard for Madeleine) - he 
flew home the night before her birthday so 
she was very happy. We've been doing 
swimming lessons and Madeleine loves 
them! Other than that, I've been enjoying 
the kitchen immensely. We'd love to have an- 
other child, but she's [Madeleine] got 
enough energy to keep me busy for a while." 

Paul Bucci is also doing well and he 
writes: "My wife Kim and I have had our 
hands full with our two sons Brett and 
Craig. They are three and two now and they 
keep us very busy. I finished my student 
teaching this past Spring and I got a job 
teaching ninth grade Social Studies in my 
hometown of Cranston. I am very excited to 
start this week but I was just happy to find a 
job too. I saw Ted Smith a few weeks ago. 
We ran a road race together and we did not 
break any land speed records. It was just fun 
to hang out with him again. I am planning 
on attending the Reunion. I am really look- 
ing forward to seeing everyone again. Well I 
gotta get the kids to bed now. Take care and 
I will see you in the Spring." It was great to 
hear from Paul, but better to hear that he was 
putting the kids to BED!! It will be great to 
meet Kim. 

Peter Harris has a flair for details, as he 
wrote: "Peter Harris lives in San Diego and 
works for Titleist and Foot-Joy Worldwide." 
Sounds like a Seinfeld episode? Okay Pete, 

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Kevin '89 and Amy Lydon (left) were married on August 10, 2002 in Avon, CT. 

They are pictured (left to right) with Alex '89 and son Sawyer Moody, Chris '88 and 

son Alec D'Orio, Kim Sullivan and daughter Lauren Sullivan, Derek '89 and son Jack Sullivan, 

Kate and son Andrew Noel, Andy '88 and daughter Lucy Noel 

you forgot to send free gear!! Maybe in June 
for our reunion golf outing??? 

Cabot Orton also rejoins our notes, 
"Hello Class of 1988! It's been awhile since 
I've been in touch and I'm amazed to hear 
so many positive things about our class. I 
have been living in Los Angeles for awhile 
now. Recently I sold a film acquisitions and 
event production company that I started in 
1988 - called Slamdunk. I have been direct- 
ing a PBS series on small towns all over the 
country (like Byfield) that struggle with 
modern growth issues. I also run a multi- 
media production company in Venice, CA 
called Subvergent Media Studios. It would 
be great to hear from anyone from the class 
if they are in CA!" If anyone would like 
Cabot's address, please drop me a line and I 
will get it to you. 

Petica Barry Lubin's card got here af- 
ter the notes went to print, but here is her 
update from February: "My life is busy as a 
mother of two amazing little boys. We live 
in Colorado outside of Boulder, where 
Mike, my husband works. We bought an old 
farm circa 1901 complete with two barns, a 
silo, chicken coop, and huge garden. It needs 
a lot of TLC so we spend what little free 
time we have fixing the place up except 

when we decide to escape to the beautiful 
mountains around here and play with our 
two Australian Sheepdogs instead! Hope all 
is well with you and 2002 brings you much 
peace and happiness. 

And finally from Kara and Jason 
McLoy: "Jason and I have been pretty busy 
lately chasing after Jake! It was great to see 
Carrie Penner — we had a picnic with the 
kids on the Boston Common. I'm still liv- 
ing in Boston and working at Holland and 
Knight, LLP in the litigation department. 
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our 
15th reunion." 

Well, that is all for now and you will all 
be hearing from me soon. I am really hop- 
ing to get a good turnout for our reunion, so 
please start thinking about it now. It gener- 
ally takes me all that time to get my crew in 
motion. We are all doing well and my oldest 
is off to school for the whole day. I miss her 
so much during the day, but am really happy 
that she is enjoying school so much. I am 
sure that will all change as soon as she gets 
into some impossible high school Chem 
class! Please continue to keep us all in touch 
with you. Send any info, third party or oth- 
erwise! Your faithful Class Secretary, Deana 
Giamette Boyages 

Class of 1989 

John S. Wilson 

5530 Lindenshire Lane 

Dallas, TX 75230 


Greetings, Class of 1989! It has been a 
busy summer for many of our classmates 
filled with new babies and travel to opposite 
ends of the globe. 

Dan Nadeau and his lovely wife 
Nicole are proud to announce the arrival of 
TWO new additions to the Nadeau family. 
Isabella Katharine and Bailey Young were 
born on August 19. Dan reports that "Bella," 
"Bai" and Mama are all doing well, although 
everyone (including Dan) is a little tired. 
Welcome to the world of sleepless nights, 

Cheryl (Tucker) Cutler is also a new 
proud parent. Raymond Alan Cutler was 
born on May 30, weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 
ounces and 20.5 inches tall. "I love being a 
mom," Cheryl reports. "It's so cool! Aside 
from baby, life is good. I will be back to 
work by the end of August. I guess that's it 
for now." Congratulations Cheryl. 

Hawley Appleton checks in from 
Harvard Square. Currently, Hawley is work- 
ing as an assistant registrar at the Peabody 
Essex Museum in Salem. In addition to mak- 
ing the reverse commute, Hawley has also 
racked up some frequent flyer mileage re- 
cently. In September, she jetted off to France 
to spend some time with friends. After 
briefly returning home to Cambridge, it was 
off to Hawaii in October for her brother's 

Jessica Cowles Pidgeon and her fam- 
ily have settled in to their new home in 
BEIGING, CHINA. The Pidgeon family is 
in China "on business" because Jessica's hus- 
band works for the US State Department. 
"Life is great here," Jessica says. "Fruits and 
veggies are cheap as are clothes, silk, pearls, 
etc in the markets. You can find MOST any- 
thing with a little effort. Some comfort items 
from home are very expensive. Welch's grape 
juice is six dollars, and with two little ones, 
juice is a must. Say hello to everyone. Airline 
prices to China are under $1000 now if any- 
one wants to come visit!" 

As for the Wilson family, Kelly, Jack and 

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I are enjoying life in our new home that we 
moved into over the summer. Aside from a 
few of the typical homeowner heartaches, 
the addition of a little extra space has been 
quite a blessing. Mike Moonves stopped off 
in Dallas on his summer vacation. He and I 
had the pleasure ot attending a Texas 
Rangers baseball game with Courtney 
Wang '74 and Tom Mercer '61. We also 
got a chance to visit with John Blake '73, 
the director of media relations for the 
Rangers. Spending a couple of hours with 
Moonves made me feel like I was back in 
Byfield once again. 

Eric Brooks wrote that he was married 
in July of 2000. He met his wife, Kristen 
Emerson, through Pinkerton Academy and 
on July 17 of this year they had a baby girl 

catch up with anyone in, around or traveling 
Kevin was happy to receive my letter and 
says "I hope our classmates can step up" with 


Class of 1990 
Nicotic Fardy DclliColli 
20 Post Office Avenue, Apt. 25 
Andover,MA 01810-3651 

WOW, what a great response from our 
class this time around! The first note I re- 
ceived was from Grayson Coale 
(Cunningham) who wrote that she was 
"having a fun summer with my little boy 
who is 18 months now. He loves to swim so 
we have been doing a lot of that. We went 
to Kathryn DiNanno's wedding which was 
beautiful and we just got back from Carrie 
O'Keefe's '89 wedding in Newport." Don't 
be afraid, Grayson. 

Next, Dave Smith wrote that he is en- 
gaged to Kate Mcllvain and will be married 
next August. He is also "currently layed out 
after ACL surgery on my left knee, and still 
living in Maryland, teaching English at 
London School and driving run down cars". 
You don't still have the Falcon, do you 
Smitty? He also wrote that Brian Rodgers 
is coaching lacrosse at Hobart, Chad 
Harlow is living in San Francisco with his 
new wife, Kristin, Jason Harlow is going to 
South Africa to do AIDS Research and 
Jocelyn Malik is attending Carnegie 
Mellon in Pittsburgh and having a great 
time. I'm sure you are, Jocie. I was there a 
few years back when my brother was getting 
his MBA and it certainly is a great school 
and fun city. 

An action-packed note from Shannon 
Davenport reads: "Since the last time I 
wrote in, I have travelled to Belize and South 
Korea, gone sky diving and run a marathon. 
I'm still teaching in Hampton, NH and 
coaching the girls' varsity soccer team as 
well. I live with my man in Portsmouth." 

Kim Shiff'87, Kristen Poulin '87, Betsy Lee '93, Amy Northup '87, 

Alison Campbell '89, and Paula Haas '87 

named Alyssa. They live in Windham, NH. 
He writes: "If anyone wants to get in 
touch with me, they can reach me at" 

Also living in the Northeast area is 
Kristin (Morgan) Mollineaux, who wed 
Steve this summer. They are living in 
Newburyport and Kristin is teaching fifth 
grade at Newbury Elementary, where she's 
happy to have Mr. Moonves' granddaughter 
in her class. "Funny, huh." 

Kevin O'Handley who remembers sit- 
ting next to Kristin at morning meetings our 
senior year was also friends with Steve back 
at Doherty Jr. High. I spoke with Kevin and 
had the pleasure of meeting his wife, Jen, a 
while back. They are celebrating their third 
anniversary this fall and expecting their first 
child! "We are so excited, but the timing 
will force us to miss Margo Doyle's wed- 
ding at the end of September." He also 
writes that his sister Meghan married Kevin 
Ring and his sister Kara is recently engaged 
to PJ Johnson of Andover. Kevin and his 
wife are living in Philadelphia while Kevin 
earns his MBA in Entrepreneurial 
Management and Marketing at the Wharton 
School. They plan to head back to New 
England next summer but would love to 

the letter writing. Nice turnout so far, keep 
it coming! 

I was happy to hear from yet another 
GDA alum/Andover native, Jason Male. 
He writes: "I got engaged. That's my news. 
I can't tell you more because I'm a very se- 
cretive and private person". But then he 
added a " :-)". And a while later, he added 
that Billy Evans is working with him at J's 
company ITG in Cambridge. I hope to see 
them both soon at my birthday bash. 

Joe Crowley says he is living in Everett 
and getting out of teaching and into real es- 

As for me, most recently I celebrated 
Lori Weener's 30th birthday with her and 
Robin Remick at a surprise party at the 
Potion Lounge in Manhattan. I spoke 
briefly with Kyrie Stevens who is married 
with a child and keeps in touch with Josh 
Solomon and Jon Costello, both Class of 
'89. I saw Don Conley this past New Year's 
Eve at a Boston club. He was cordial as ever. 
I hear from Erin Grogan '92 who's in 
Boston working in the Governor's office and 
still dancing a bit. I performed at GDA in 
June and was happy to see Bommer Moore 
'89, Carla Rivela '87, the Abusamras and of 
course, Mr.Wann. I also ran into Mike Hart 

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Molly Elizabeth joined the Kevin 

O'Handley family Thursday, 

October 3, at 6:06 a.m. 

Molly at eight hours old. 

Kevin writes: "We are blessed to 

have a healthy daughter and look 

forward to introducing you to our 

'little' bundle of joy." 

'87 in Andover. It's so nice to see the friend- 
ly, familiar faces from the past. Well, I sure 
am happy with the responses. We heard from 
almost 20 percent of our classmates, but we 
want more! Write In. Congratulations to 
everyone on all the wonderful things hap- 
pening in your lives. And lastly, not to sound 
like a silly acceptance speech, but if there is 
anyone I've forgotten, I'm sorry. Write back 
so I know. Peace and happiness to you all, 
Nikki. PS. Mike Kalil, where are you? 

Class of 1991 

Nicole F LaTour 

2240 Bay Street, #204 

San Francisco, CA 94123-1860 

(415) 359-1860 

Hi all, I am still out in San Francisco and 
like many people here, looking for work at 
the moment. I see Catherine and Billy 
Batchelder often and we all are anxiously 
awaiting the arrival of their latest produc- 
tion.. .due at Christmas of this year. I took 
some time back East where I was able to 
catch up with Karen Queen who continues 
to be a Legal Eagle at Foley Hoag in Boston 
and was busy once again moving to yet an- 
other location in the Back Bay. 

Bence Oliver, Todd Bairstow, Easton 
Craft and Matt Murphy were all in the 
wedding party of Stratton Newburt who 
was married at GDA this 

August... Congratulations. 

Toby Levine reports that all is well 
with Boston Yoga and that she continues to 
love to run her business as well as teach at 
the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. I hear she 
is a great instructor, so if you have the chance 
check out one of Toby's classes. Toby 
attended Leah Colangelo's wedding where 
she was able to catch up with Jen Jasse and 
see her baby, Natalie. Congratulations Leah! 

Stephen Aron and Michael Aron are 
still living in Boca Raton, FL. where they 
started their own company, Aron Capital, 

A voice from the past has resurfaced. 
Michael Quimby wrote: "I graduated from 
Houghton College in 1995 with a BA in 
Biblical Studies. Currently I serve as the 
Director of Youth and Audio Visual 
Ministries at Bemus Point United Methodist 
Church, in Bemus Point, NY. Basically, I 
spend time helping teens grow in their faith, 
as well as design graphics and produce videos 
for worship services. I am a singer/song- 
writer and released my first CD, entitled 
Familiar Patterns' in 1998. It was produced 
by Armand Petri, who won a Dove award for 
Producer of the Year, and has several plat- 
inum records, having worked with the Goo 
Goo Dolls, and 10,000 Maniacs. My band is 
going to be releasing a CD in October. I 
was wondering if you remember the band 

that Phil G, and I formed with Kareem 
(can't remember his last name). Anyway, I 
don't know if this is something you can use, 
but I would love to hear from anyone who 
remembers me. You can post my email if 
you want." 

Brie Bourn wrote that she is still living 
in Allston where she now lives with her girl- 
friend, Kim. Brie is now working again at a 
spice company in Woburn, called Victoria 
Gourmet, it's part time but she is enjoying 
working again. In addition to her work in 
Woburn, Brie is also doing volunteer work 
for GLAD, The Haley House (a bakery/soup 
kitchen in the Back Bay) and the Boston 
Area Leonard Peltier Support group. Brie 
still can't really speak, due to her accident, 
but has been taking sign language and going 
to acupuncture. Thankfully, Brie has a ma- 
chine called the Light Writer which is a kind 
of speaking machine that she now calls 
"Betty". I wish Brie continued success in 
her recovery. 

If you are ever in SF, please look me up 
and I look forward to hearing from you... 


Class of 1992 

Catharine A. Wickes 

1 16 Edgerstoune Road 

Princeton, CO 80911 

(609) 219-9155 

Hello everybody I must start this col- 
umn by thanking Josh Lappin for 10 years 
of tracking us all down and keeping the news 
current. It's always fun to flip to the back of 
The Archon and see what people have been 
up to. As much fun as Josh had collecting 
our postcards, he has passed the torch and 
I'm happy to help out. 

It's only fair that I start the news with 
Josh's update, so here goes. He reports that 
he was an usher in Jon Kazanjian's wedding 
this summer. Shawn Markey '93 was an 
usher as well. The details of Krazy's wedding 
are so classic that I need to write exactly as 
Josh did, otherwise how would you believe 
me? Jon's wedding featured an appearance 
by the guy who sings the national anthem at 
the Bruins games, who opened the 
Kazanjian reception by singing the national 
anthem. Other highlights included a re- 
hearsal dinner at Fenway Park, a choreo- 

58 The Archon **» Fall 2002 

graphed dance of YMCA with his construc- 
tion buddies, Eric Edholm '93 singing 
Jumping Jack Flash with the band, and an 
arch of hockey sticks as he left the church. 

Randy Hemming was also at the wed- 
ding. He plans to be married this March. 

Wedding bells are ringing all over the 
place. I'm happy to report that Amy Daniels 
is engaged to Patrick Spellman (who gradu- 
ated from Lafayette with Amy and the rest of 
our class). 

Speaking of wedded bliss, Judy 
Livingston Loto and her husband Frank 
have moved back to New Hampshire. She's 
working as a curator at the Strawberry 
Banke Museum in Portsmouth. 

Deirdre Heersink Brown and her 
husband Marc traveled in Spain this summer 
and now she's back working hard at her sec- 
ond year of medical school. 

Erin Elwell Rich and her husband Eric 
are proud parents of Aidan Kane Rich, born 
May 29. Erin is working as a pediatric oc- 
cupational therapist and enjoying mother- 

Grace Jeanes has a new job at Johnson 
& Johnson, working on the IBOT, a wheel- 
chair that can climb stairs and traverse rough 

Justin Philbrick and his family opened 
up the Poplin Way Assisted Living Center in 
Fremont, NH this July, and he is the 
Administrator of the facility. Has anyone 
ever noticed how many people from our 
class are working in medicine? Very impres- 

Chris Ruggiero has managed to stay 
away from the Garden State and is still en- 
joying life around Boston. He's living in 
Medford and working for Diebold. He 
spent much of the summer at friends' wed- 
dings and is now back to work. He reports 
that Matt Remis has moved to Brookline. 

I got a postcard from Miles Van 
Rennselear which, of course, needs decod- 
ing: "Queen brave lion sends HI gems from 
exotic parts of the planet . . . the blaster re- 
appears (sporadically) looking saner than 
ever but no word from the Alaskan! As for 
me, the studio's coming along." Miles, I'll 
just have to assume that means you haven't 
heard from Sam but you are still doing well 
and working hard. Let me tell you that we 
missed you at reunion, especially as we sat at 
the Agawam Diner and watched for stray 
cars in the parking lot! 

News from the West Coast ... Hoyt 
Morgan has moved again, and is now in San 
Diego. He says his biggest regret is that in all 
the time he spent in Newport Beach, he 
never ran into Leon Lester. Leon, are you 
still out there? 

I hear that Sean Naughton is still liv- 
ing in San Francisco, working for Schwab. 
He's training for a triathlon and working on 
his golf game. 

I have found a few other GDA alums in 
Colorado: Jason Pierce is finishing up at the 
University of Denver, where he'll earn his 
MBA and MSIT. Candice Denby is also 
living in Denver and working at Children's 
Hospital. I've been able to see Candice a lot 
since I got out here. She ended her summer 
with a trip to Nantucket, where she ran into 
Nick LaPierre, who has apparently moved 
back East. 

One of the highlights of my spring was 
spending a weekend in New York City with 
Gus Mergins and Tyler Maheu. Gus is liv- 
ing in Brooklyn and has gone into business 
for himself making beautiful furniture. Tyler 
was working for Maiden Mills in 
Massachusetts and living in West Acton, but 
has since been transferred out to Irvine, CA 
and is enjoying the surf and sand. 

It was great to see so many of you at re- 
union this summer. When we met in June, I 
was in the middle of a month-long journey 
from New Jersey to Colorado, where I've 
started working at Fountain Valley School in 
Colorado Springs. It's going really well so 
far. I am reminded every day of what a great 
time we had at GDA and what terrific peo- 
ple I met along the way. Thanks for keeping 
in touch! 


Class of 1993 

Nancy C. Stevenson 

229 Miller Avenue, Apt. 1 

Portsmouth, NH 03801-5181 

(603) 430-3101 

nancy _stevenson @msn . com 

10th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Hey everyone! I hope you are all hav- 
ing a nice Autumn/Winter. Next thing you 
know, it will be Spring; birds chirping, flow- 

ers blooming, alums gathering. Yes, time for 
our tenth year reunion. I hope I am not the 
only one that is starting to feel old(er).We 
can talk more about that then. For now, I 
wish to thank those of you who wrote in. If 
I am not mistaken, there are quite a few 
names that appear whom we haven't heard 
from before. Enjoy! 

We'll start off in NYC, where Chris 
Yeagley recently got engaged, with plans to 
get married in May, 2003. But first, he is be- 
ginning the Executive MBA program at 
Columbia University. Apparently, he talks to 
Jim Walsh regularly and reports that he is 
doing well too. 

Trip Hosmer also seems to have a lot 
going on. He is an Associate Creative 
Director at CCA Advertising in New York, 
part-owner of northsix (nightclub/live 
music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 
(, and part-owner of red 
+ black, bar/restaurant in Williamsburg, 
Brooklyn. In his spare time, he is a drummer 
for stereobate ( 

Andrea Manning is continuing to en- 
joy life in Manhattan, working as an 
Executive Recruiter with Michael Page. She 
did recently move into a new apartment, 
closer to work, and often sees Anne Savage, 
who is in Law School at NYU. 

The Law is a very popular choice for 
our class. Brad Conway is currently work- 
ing as a staffer on congressional oversight 
committees in Washington, DC and is ad- 
mitted to both the MA and NH bar associa- 
tions. If you get into any trouble in DC, he 
might be a good person to call! 

You will have to wait another two years 
for Nellie Godfrey to help you out though, 
as she just started her second year of law 
school at Suffolk. She moved to Beacon 
Hill, to be nearer to school, and fives down 
the street from Betsy Lee so they see each 
other relatively often. She has also run into 
Noelia Kvaternik '94 and Niki Whalen 
'94, both of whom live across the street from 

Jennifer Rosa is living in Boston these 
days too. She was married in March 2002 to 
Art McGivern. Jennifer is currently manag- 
ing a restaurant while her husband will be- 
gin his second year at Boston University Law 
School. In case anyone wishes to reach her, 
Jennifer's new mailing address is: 91 Prince 
Street, Apt 13. Boston, MA 021 13. 

Saundra Watson writes that all is well 
and that the program she runs near Boston 

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and her summer travels kept her very busy 
this year. She is still in touch with Shirani 
Wickramasinghe and Lissa Murnane. 
both of whom announced their engage- 
ments this year. Lissa seems very excited 
about her wedding plans for next June and 
also reports that she is still living in 
Marblehead and working at the 
Massachusetts State House as the Chief of 
Staff for a State Senator. 

A couple hours outside of Boston, Alec 
MacLachlan writes that he is now married 
and living in western MA. He works at 
Smith College doing research for the 
Psychology department while he is also pur- 
suing his Master's Degree in Elementary 

Ingrid (Eilertson) Cunney is going to 
hopefully be doing a little educating of her 
own. While taking care of her daughter and 
expecting her second baby this September, 
Ingrid and her husband bought a new house. 
So, she is busy trying to get it ready so she 
can run a daycare out of it. 

Katie Mack wrote that she finally got a 
little time in with her baby niece, Natalie 
(Jen and Andy Mack's '91 baby). Katie 
is still living in San Francisco, 
working and going to (nursing) school. 
On occasion, she runs into Catherine and 
Billy Batchelder '91. 

Coral (Keith) Rabey is still living in 
California, but not for long. She and her 
husband, Steve (originally from England) 
will be moving to Guernsey, UK in January 
to be closer to his family. In the meantime, 
Coral continues to work as a Fraud 
Investigator with Union Bank of California. 
Her husband Steve (married four years this 
September) is also working with the Bank. 

Though it wasn't a permanent move, 
Shawn Markey spent some time in France 
this summer. He is now back in Byfield and 
ready to defend the New England 
Championship in football. 

Jill Hindle just finished up quite a bit 
of traveling herself. She took summer classes 
in Juneau, Alaska to complete credits towards 
her Master's Degree in Literature and en- 
joyed trekking and backcountry camping. 
She even lived on a glacier for a few days, 
jumping over mile-deep crevasses and scaling 
ice walls. Jill is now back East, preparing to 
move to northern Vermont with her partner, 

Imani Butler '93 
and Kristen Hand Ambrose'93 

Matt. She is going to try and make a living 
as a writer. If you wish to contact Jill, her 
email is: 

Another active classmate is Nicole 
Simkins. Nicole wrote that she is close to 
making her transition from summer to fall: 
work is tor the winter, riding is tor the 
summer. It sounds like this summer she was 
verv busy with her riding- but she was able to 

Nonantum Resort. Rachel Haynes (whom 
she sees quite often) was also at the wedding. 
Amy and David honeymooned in St. John 
tor 10 days, then returned and signed papers 
the next day on a house they built in 
Macungie, PA, about an hour outside of 
Philadelphia. Dave works at Muhlenberg 
College as the Head Men's Lacrosse coach 
and Assistant Director of Admissions while 
Amy is a healthcare recruiter for a hospice 
provider in Ft Washington, PA. 

David Mollov is also now married, liv- 
ing in Chicago. He has worked to open up 
a W Hotel on Lake Shore Drive. This is his 
fourth city and hotel since graduating from 
college! David is also attending the 
University of Chicago Graduate School of 
Business, hopeful to complete the MBA pro- 
gram in 3 years. 

Use Abusamra is happy to say she has 
finished her graduate work at the University 
of Michigan with a degree in Higher 
Education Administration. She is now 
spending some time in New England, and is 

John Shea '93, Wendy Swartz '93, and John Townsend '93 

attend Amy Chase's wedding. She hopes all 
is well and invites people to stop by the Grog 
if they pass through Newburyport. 

Amy wrote in too. announcing her 
marriage to David. They were married in 
Kennebunkport. Maine on July 20. at Saint 
Ann's church and had their reception at the 

preparing to run m the Boston marathon 
with her dad next April. 

I often get together with Use and 
Jennifer Saunders. Jen is now working 
with Fisher-Scientific in their marketing de- 
partment and has a great apartment right 
downtown in Portsmouth. As for me. I con- 

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rinue to pester executives in their offices, as a 
Recruiter for financial service companies. 
The work is rewarding, and I enjoy living in 
Portsmouth so I should be here for a while. 
Which means that I anticipate being at re- 
union next year, where I hope to meet up 
with many of you again. Take care. Until 
next time... 


Class of 1994 

Kristen Lynn Marvin 

14335 Burbank Boulevard 

Apartment #10 

Van Nuys, CA 91401-4819 

(818) 180-1309 

kris. marvin @warnerbros. com 

I'm so happy that I actually have stuff to 
write in this Archon and it sounds like the 
class of 1994 is up to some amazing things. 

Michelle Dumas is still working at 
Brown Brothers Harriman (private bank) in 
Boston and has just started going back to 
school part-time to get her MBA. She stays 
in contact with Karen and gets to see John 
Markos and Dave Costa once in a while. 
She'd love to hear from anyone. Her email 
address is 

Juan Lopez writes, "I graduated from 
Full Sail and got a Film and Video produc- 
tion degree. I came back to El Salvador and 
have been doing freelance jobs as a director, 
producer and editor. Next month I'll be 
starting as producer in an ad agency. I've 
been writing scripts which I want to shoot 
and maybe start hitting the festival scenes. 
Last year I spent some time with Melissa 
King here in El Salvador. She was teaching 
at my old school and was even my little 
brother's teacher. I recently got my French 
citizenship and I'm thinking of going to 
Europe and maybe taking some more classes 
on film and maybe start my film career there. 
Well, I hope to hear from people and good 
luck to everyone. By the way, for those who 
remember my hair/afro, it's completely 
gone. I now cut my hair extremely 
short so I don't even need to comb it. 
See ya guys, and" 

Josh Manring writes: "If anyone would 
like to contact me or is coming to Florida, 
my e-mail address is" 

Jenn Mulloy is doing really well. She 
has spent the past three years in Aspen, 
teaching environmental education. This fall 
she starts law school at the University of 

Colorado, in Boulder. She loves Colorado 
and lives near Tim O'Keefe who is the 
Director of Education for the Roaring Fork 
Conservancy, a watershed conservation or- 
ganization. He loves his job and is really in- 
volved in the Aspen community. 

Erin Canavin just had her first baby 
(Nathan Patrick) on July 13. She and her 
husband, Dean, are really excited parents. I 
haven't gotten to see Nathan yet, but in the 
pictures he's so damn cute. 

Jeremy Rimer is working for Hewlett- 
Packard (HP) in Houston, Texas as a 
Systems/Software Engineer. He graduated 
from the University of Florida with a BA in 
Business Administration in May of 2000 and 
previously worked for a called 
Vertical One. 

Tom Collet has recently finished an in- 
ternship in Hamburg, Germany and now 
will be returning to his parents' home to fin- 
ish his thesis. He would love to hear from 
anyone at who has 
contacts in the entertainment industry here 
in the US. 

Kurt Danielson is teaching science at 
Storm King School in New York. He spent 
the summer traveling, seeing friends, etc. 

Dan Vermeersch is a freelance design- 
er in Portsmouth. He just graduated with 
his MBA in May and has since been taking 
time to travel the world. 

Becky Vieira is finally a doctor and is 
loving her residency at The Children's 
Hospital of Philadelphia. She married her 
college sweetheart, Brett Vanko ski, on June 9 
in Georgetown, MA. Her sister Mary '98 
was maid of honor and Niki Whelan was a 
bridesmaid. She said the guests drank the 
place dry and that it was a blast. 

Kelly Philbrick recently moved from 
Santa Monica, CA back to Santa Barbara, 
CA. She was working in real estate and is 
hoping to do the same in Santa Barbara after 
she gets married on October 5. She'd love 
to hear what old friends are up to. Her email 


Class of 1995 

Laura Beth Barnes 

60 Chestnut Street 

N. Reading, MA 01864 

(978) 664-5160 

Ibbarnes 74(a) 

Brian P. Crowe 

1 45 Pinckney Street, Unit 311 

Boston, MA 02114-3230 

(611) 361-8635 

bpc@itg. net 

Adam Tagliamonte reposts: "I'm liv- 
ing in Northwood, NH and teaching science 
and music at the Sparhawk School in 
Amesbury, MA. Things are going very well 
and Courtney and I expect a little one in 
January!! Woo Hoo! Can't wait! The 
Acoustic Group Mamagras is still playing, 
and now we are experimenting more with 
the electric side of musicianship, but main- 
taining acoustic roots and genre and fanbase 
— we say 'calling all truth and love family' on 
our posters. 

Tim Gould writes: "All is well in 
Boston. Doing some NFL writing for some 
websites. Tough but fun for sure. Take care." 

Kats Ishida writes that he has been 
working in Oracle, Japan for three years. 
Last month, he had a business trip to San 
Francisco and met up with Chris Stringer. 
Chris came to see him in San Francisco from 
Bent, Oregon and the two had a little party. 
Kats says that it was great seeing Chris again 
although he had came to Japan to visit him 
for his wedding. 

Chris Stringer is not the only one in 
Oregon these days. Jeffjasmond is walking 
his dog and eating in his diner in Eugene, 

Meaghan (Murphy) McGill has just 
celebrated her first wedding anniversary in 
Puerto Rico with her husband Alex. They 
were married in Boston on Sept. 1, 2001. 
(She doesn't think she ever reported the 
news?!) They are living in Connecticut and 
she is working in marketing for Retail 
Brand. It's a great job and she is really en- 
joying herself. She writes that she has not 
been the best when it comes to keeping in 
touch with people, but she recently spoke to 
Liz Bruno who is living in Chicago and 
who also is doing well. 

Ed Guzman and Jen, his wife, are ex- 
pecting a baby! It's going to be a boy and he 
is due in late January. They are very excited 
about becoming parents for the first time. 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

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class notes 

They have also moved from Portland. 
Oregon, to New York City this past summer 
after Ed was offered a new job at Tlie New 
York Times. 

ShefF Faulkner just wants to say hello 
and hopes all are doing well! 

Deb Barry also hopes all is well and is 
looking for contact info for Lindsay 

As for me, Laura Barnes, I have been 
living and working in the People's Republic 
of China since August 2001. At first I was on 
the mainland, Shenzhen, Guangdong, for 
over a year but. now I can be found in Hong 
Kong SAR. Life here is exciting especially 
since the PRC entered the WTO in 
December 2001. Living here is a challenge, 
but am very proud ot my fluency in 
Mandarin Chinese, I can actually read and 
write in Chinese! My door is always open 
to visitors whether you are in the region for 
business or on holidays! 


Class of 1996 

Janna De Risi 

1 Bryam Terrace Drive 

Greenwich, CT 06831-5123 

(203) 531-4503 

jpanalKaJiotnuiil xoni 

Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

2039 West North Avenue, Apt. 9 

Chicago, IL 64647 

(773) 735-9475 

Lauren Abernathy reports that on 
March 12, 2002, while on vacation in Puerto 
Vallarta Mexico, she became engaged to 
Brian Fitzgerald, Bowdoin Class of 1999. 
The wedding will take place on July 26, 
2003. She could not be more excited! 

Janna Panall DiRissi reports: "Well, a 
lot has happened since a column was writ- 
ten! I got married, got stranded on my hon- 
eymoon in Italy due to the tragedy on 
9/1 1/01, and now one year later I am preg- 
nant with a baby due the first week in April! 
I am off to Kate Manzella's wedding in 
Buffalo next weekend which promises to be 
a reunion of sorts for the girls in our class. 
Over the summer I had a girls weekend with 
Mara and Katie at her summer home on 
Fisher's Island — which was my last hurrah 
before learning I was pregnant and adjusting 

to my now cocktail-free existence for the 
next six months! Still living in Greenwich 
but no longer working and getting ready for 
my next job title of full-time stay-at-home 



Class of 1997 
secretary needed 

Class of 1998 

Jacob Andrew Chase 

466 Cambridge Street 

Cambridge, Ml 02141 

jchase@partners. org 

Elizabeth Evans Erickson 

2003 Commonwealth Avenue #12A 

Brighton, MA 02135 


5th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Michael Meagher reports: "Culinary 
school has been tremendouslv exciting so 
far. I never knew that there was so much to 
know about fish and meat! Long, demand- 
ing days (up at 5:30; class from 
6:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.) but very rewarding. 
Email me, I'd love to hear from you! mea-" 

Myla Withington writes: "I'm living 
in Schohane (at home) again. I have been 
taking some time off from school, and will 
be going back to Roanoke in January, with 
one year left. I am working for the Cattle 

Brendan Oreto '98 
and Alnardo Ramirez '98 

Exchange, checking cow sales and working 
in the office. I would love to hear from any- 
one/everyone/call me! (518) 295-7746 or 
(518) 231-9447." 


Class of 1999 

Stuart William Gilfillen 

Roger Williams University 

RWU Box 5268 

Bristol, Rl 02809-292 1 

studude(ahotmail .com 

Jessica Sara Reed-Zaplin 

211 Beacon Street #5C 

Boston, MA 02116 

(617) 267-6655 

jessrz66(a > 

Kristin Seim writes: "I am a senior at 
Wheaton College and very busy with my a 
cappella group, The Wheatones." School is 
going well for Kristin and she cannot believe 

we are seniors alreadv. I think we all 


Liz, Myla,and Ingrid '98 

with that, Kristin! 

Nat Baldwin is living in Middletown, 
CT keeping busy with music. He is plan- 
ning a move to New York City within the 
year. Nat's first Solo Contrabass CD will be 
released this fall. Congrats. Nat! Nat is also 
beginning to come out of his basketball re- 
tirement. "Watch out Metz!" 

Polly Titcomb is very busy finishing up 
her senior year at UVM with a Philosophy 
Major and Environmental Studies Minor. 
This past summer she worked in Acadia 
National Park in Maine (Mt. Desert Island) 
doing trail maintenance, which consisted of 
a lot of rock work and wall building. Polly 
writes, "I hope to go to graduate school to 
study Acupuncture after taking some time 
off to hike the Long Trail and visit Asia." 

62 TlieArchon <*» Fall 2002 

Janna Panall became Mrs. DeRisi a year ago. The wedding brought together 

a large group of GDA alum: Jill Hindle '93, Jeff Panall '91, Carla Gottschall '96, 

Bradley Russell '96, Lauren Carroll '96, Simon Panall '00, Ann Onley '93, 

Kate Tierney '96, Mara Zanfagna '96, Cat Pear '96, Katie Renna '96, Kate Manzella '96, 

Nicole Costello '95, Kelly Porter '96. Not pictured but also attending were Stoddard 

Panell '98 and Graeme Jones '91. 

I am sorry that is all I have to report on 
the class. I am sure many of you are busy in 
this last year of school. Next time I hope to 
hear from more of you. Take care. 


Class of 2000 

Meghan Kathleen Barry 

Quinnipiac University 

P.O. Box 600 

215 Mount Carmel Avenue 

Hamden, CT 06518 


Catherine E. Correia 

Trinity College 701773 

300 Summit Street 

Hartford, CT 06106-3100 

(860) 297-3240 

ccorreia42 5 ( 

Hey everyone, it's med-term time here 
at Quinnipiac and I am doing lots of work! 
School is going really well and Christopher 
has come to visit a lot already this year. I just 
recently decided to change my emphasis to 
radio production from film, because of my 
internship this summer. I worked at 4 a.m. 
at KISS 108 for Billy Costa on the "Matty in 
the Morning Show." It was a great experi- 
ence. I also saw lots of people this summer. 

Last winter Brooke Barnaby got mar- 

ried and Courtney Marino, Caitlin 
Marino '98, Meaghan Barnaby '01 and I 

were bridesmaids in her wedding. She is 
Brooke Dalvalle now. This summer she had a 
baby boy, named Riley! He's sooo cute. She 
and Kevin, her husband, moved into a nice 
place in Portsmouth, NH. Congrats, 

Tonight, I just got back from dinner 
with Leslie Brown. Leslie lived in Wellesley 
this summer with three of her friends and 
worked in admissions at Babson. 

Katlyn Ann Graham is a sophomore at 
the University of Virginia and has been 
named to the Dean's List by achieving a 3.4 
GPA. She is currently majoring in English 
and has also been accepted to the Media 
Studies program as an additional major. 

Catherine Correia says: "Well, I am 
back at Trinity this fall but am planning on 
going to Scotland Spring Semester. I've been 
tutoring some high school kids at the Math 
and Science Academy across the street from 
Trinity. Also I started doing research on bac- 
teria that causes Kennel Cough in dogs, but 
is very closely related to Whooping Cough 
in humans. I always think of GDA and the 
little Whooping Cough epidemic senior year 
while doing my research." 

Courtney Marino said: "I am in my 
second year at Emerson and loving it. I lived 
in Boston this summer and worked two jobs 

as a personal assistant to a realtor and at a 
store called City Sports. I had sooo much fun 
and had a couple of parties where I got to 
see some old classmates like: Meg, Karen 
Bissel, Cian O'Neil, Sarah Jameson, 
Rachel Abdulla, Emily Dana, Jamie 
Gilberg, Josh Freeman, Marc McDonnell, 
Pete Aloisi, Conor O'Brien, and lots of 
other people. I'm really excited because last 
year at Emerson I played club lacrosse and 
this year we found out that we are going 
Division III and my roommate and I have 
been named captains!!! Also I just turned 21 
so I've been living it up at all the hotspots in 

Jim Clair wrote: "I have been skiing in 
a lot of competitions and shocked myself last 
spring when I qualified for regional. I skied 
this summer in Whistler for about a month 
for CU's training camp. When I got back to 
reality I sold cars again this summer, and 
went to a few concerts with Joe Cacciatore 
and Sean Gill. In a random GDA alum 
sighting, I ran into Katie Graham at UVA 
when I was there for my cousin's wedding. 
For any of you who watch ski films, there is 
a possibility that footage from the CU 
freestyle ski team will be in a Warren Miller 
film and I may be in it (hopefully) but any- 
how I hope all is well with the class of 2000." 

Nicole Neilson said: "This summer I 
worked for writing websites. It 
was a great opportunity and I had a lot of 
fun. I also went to France for two weeks 
with my whole family. We went sightseeing 
and saw my grandfather while we were 
there. It was so beautiful. School is going 
well. I am now starting to take most of my 
major classes; Business Administration. It's 
more interesting; however, now I have a ton 
more work." 

Tarda Hamboyan said: "I'm fine, loving 
being a junior at St. John's College in 
Annapolis, Maryland. Worked for a publish- 
ing company over the summer called Focus 
Publishing in Newburyport, which was a lot 
of fun. Hopefully, that's what I'll do for a liv- 
ing after I graduate next year. My health's 
doing all right, no major surgeries or any- 
thing planned." Hope all is well with you. 

Cassie Depratto writes: "I have had the 
usual summer of several jobs and a lot of soc- 
cer! I am actually taking a semester off this 
year to earn some money for school. I have 
adopted two cats, Baby and Princess, and I 
am currently looking for a job back in 
Kingston where my school is." 

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lass notes 

Tom Hand is back at UMass after a 
long summer working at home and for a 
company landscaping. He said: "My studies 
in landscape architecture are getting much 
more specific. They are really starting to 
change the way I look at the landscape and 
the work I do. Along with my classes I am 
involved in the planning for the centennial 
celebration of the landscape architecture 
program at UMass. Life is pretty busy with 
all the commitments of college life. I get 
back to GDA every now and then between 
work and pure interest, living so close. The 
campus continues to change. It is so hard to 
believe that we are all three years out of high 
school. Hope everyone is doing well." 

Gretchen Gee had a great time travel- 
ing around the Southeastern United States 
with Americorps and is now at Wheelock 
College in Boston. 

I hung out with Jamie Gilberg a lot 
but now she is back at GW and busy with 

More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by February 20 to 

Senior class at Brantwood 2000 

school. She has been busy planning for next 
semester in London where she will be study- 
ing there with some friends. Jamie is living 
off campus still in the same apartment as last 
year with my friends. 

Annie Rickly is loving BC and loving 
living off campus. She says she's had way too 
much dorm experience in her life. 

Annie is thinking about going abroad to 
Vienna, Austria in the Spring. 

Elizabeth Turnbull is back at Colby 
and is living with three cross-country run- 
ners again this year. She led trips for 
Overland last summer. Last year, Elizabeth 
took a woodworking class during Colby's 
Jan plan and is happy to announce that the 
desk she built is complete. She says it glows 
and can comfortably seat a family of six. 

Holly Erickson wrote that she had a 
busy summer doing carpentry out at Star 
Island, NH and she was leaving for a year in 
Italy this fall. Also, if anyone wants to email 
her, her email is mailto:h_ericks@skid- 

Zenovia Wright writes that her sum- 
mer wasn't very productive but this fall has 
already been very hectic. She is preparing for 
medical school and working as a counselor at 
theYMCA. She's living off campus this year 
and loving it. 

Kat Sager writes that she is in her jun- 
ior year at Hobart and William Smith 

Colleges where she plans to pursue a double 
major in Psychology and Public Policy. 
Along with her studies, she is entering her 
second year as coxswain for the varsity 
Hobart men's crew team. 

Madeline Schientaub had a great 
summer studying invasive plants on the 
California coast. She is in the UMass march- 
ing band again this year and they are going 
to be playing music from Gladiator. 

Yori Senser worked hard all summer 
taking night classes and is in her senior year 
at Emerson College. She is still living in 
Allston and has seemed to have some unex- 
pected and unwelcome roommates, rats and 
cockroaches. Yori also danced this summer 
and will be in dance class five days a week 
this year. 

Brad Downey is now playing rugby at 

Sarah Jameson said: "I spent the sum- 
mer having an awesome time working up at 
Camp Merrovista (a summer camp)with the 
Bromleys. Teaya and I worked on the water- 
front staff together and we saw Lynda quite a 
bit as well. We swam, tanned, all that good 
stuff, and it was great spending the summer 
with Teaya and Lynda. 

I'm still at GW with the rest of the 
gang, and see Jamie and Charles surprising- 
ly often. Rachel Abdulla and I are room- 
mates this year, along with two of our other 
friends and it's great fun. 

I'm currently working for a non-profit 
organization in an Americorps position, or- 
ganizing all their volunteers and playing with 
little kids all the time. I finally found out 
what I want to do with my life, working in 
the non-profit world, even though I'll be 
poor forever, haha. I've opted not to go 
abroad because of my job, but it's worth it. 
So things are super super busy all the time, 
but it's great. I love where I am in my life 
right now 

Rachel's doing great as well, lacrosse 
takes up all her time since her team went 
Division 1 last year, so it's practice, practice, 
practice! She had a nice summer working at 
her family's arcade on the beach, and we are 
having a great time as roommates! 

So I hope everyone has a great rest of 
the semester and keep in touch! 

64 TlieArchon a- Fall 2002 


Class of 2001 

Ian Christopher Hughes 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

600 South Clyde Morris Boidevard 

Daytona Beach, FL 321 14 

(904) 226-6580 

Maria Moore 

Johnson and Wales University 

Renaissance Hall, Room 311 

101 Cedar Street 

Providence, RI 02903 

Babsmoo 1 9@aol. com 

Hev everyone! This school year at 
Johnson and Wales University has started out 
great! I live in downtown Providence and 
am getting really involved in school with the 
Special Functions Club and Nutrition 

Katy Brox says she is looking forward 
to starting her sophomore year at UVM. 
She spent her summer babysitting for a fam- 
ily of three boys and waitressing at a little 
beach club. She is also looking into going 
abroad for the second trimester this year! 

Cait Mcintosh said her summer 
rocked! She worked at Angell Memorial 
Animal Hospital in Boston learning many 
cool things about animals in the ER. Right 
now she is majoring in English and Zoology 
at Connecticut College. 

Sam Porter had such a great summer, 

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Regina Suggs'02, KristinaYoung'02, and Jocelyn Scheintaub '02 

but he can't wait to get back to Dartmouth. 
Catherine Whitney is so excited about 
starting her second year at Dickinson. She 
writes how much she misses the class of 
2001 and wishes everyone the best! 

Meg Lloyd has been having a blast! 
She finished her year off working with fam- 
ily services teaching mothers how to play 
with their babies; coaching thirds women's 
lacrosse at GDA; and visiting Europe. She 
visited nine countries in nine weeks with a 
friend. Now Meg is back home with fami- 
ly and friends, going to the gym, and play- 
ing hockey in preparation to join Hannah 
Baldwin on Union's hockey team this 

Although I miss you all, it is so excit- 
ing to see how our class has grown up and 
moved on in their own directions! Keep in 


Class of 2002 

James M. Morrissey 

36 Park Avenue 

Winchester, MA 01890 

(781) 729-3216 

Mike Woods 

45 Lexington Street 

Everett, MA 02149 

(617) 389-3406 

woods 2 1 

declared. Enjoying the first couple of 

Kristina Young reports: "I am really 
enjoying my time at Pomona College. The 
sunny southern California is beautiful. I 
have recently experienced my first earth- 
quake, as we had a minor earthquake the 
night before our first day of classes! I see my 
brother, Eddie Young '01, quite often be- 
cause he lives in the hall right above mine. I 
also ran into Natalia Averett '00 twice. I'm 
still settling in, but I have come to under- 
stand why some rank Pomona's students as 
being the happiest students!" 


Meg Lloyd '01 

Mike Davitt reports: "Attending 
Gordon College this fall. So far no major 

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To order call the GDA Bookstore at 978-499-3203 or email 

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in m e m o r 1 a m 

Leonard F. Poor '38 of Rowley died in 
April 2002. Born in Salem on May 28, 
1920, Mr. Poor graduated from 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology after 
GDA. He flew for the Naval Air Transport 
Service in World War II and Korea, achiev- 
ing the rank of Lieutenant Commander. 
For more than 40 years, Mr. Poor worked 
as a commercial pilot for Delta and 
Northeast Airlines. He is survived by a 
brother, Raymond J. Poor, and several 
nieces and nephews. 

John "Jack" M. Dunlap '38, 81, died in 
August 2002. Born in Philadelphia on Nov. 
30, 1920, Mr. Dunlap attended Harvard 
University and graduated from Bowdoin 
College. During World War II, he served as 
a communications officer aboard the USS 
Mobile in the South Pacific. He was mar- 
ried to Ruth Brewer in 1949 until her 
death in 1971. In 1982, he wed MaLeRoy 
Fulle Sherlock. Mr. Dunlap worked in 
banking and as a stockbroker until his re- 
tirement in 1973. He enjoyed sailing, was 
an avid gardener, an accomplished musician, 
and a supporter of the arts. Mr. Dunlap is 
survived by his wife, two daughters, two 
sons, a stepson and stepdaughter, and several 

George C. Twombly '43 of Falmouth, 
MA died in July 2002. After graduating 
from GDA, where he played lacrosse and 

captained the hockey team, Mr. Twombly 
served in the U.S. Army in The European 
Theater. He then moved to Maine to join 
his father in the operation of the Standish 
Telephone Company. Over the years, Mr. 
Twombly expanded that company; pur- 
chased China Telephone Company; created 
Telephone Service Company, which pro- 
vided outside plant construction, central of- 
fice maintenance and installation for tele- 
phone and CATV systems throughout New 
England and New York; founded Utilities, 
Inc.; and became a managing partner of 
Portland Cellular Partnership and Western 
Maine Cellular. Mr. Twombly was also an 
experienced pilot, an avid skier, and an ac- 
tive sailor. He is survived by his wife, 
Marjorie Delano Twombly, two sons, a 
daughter, and seven grandchildren. 

John B. Lawson '44, the founder of 
Lawson-Hemphill Co, a leader in textile 
testing equipment, died in June 2002 in 
Providence, RI. Mr. Lawson was instrumen- 
tal in patenting the fabric-analyzing knitter 
and the textured-yarn tester. He was a 
graduate of Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology where he initiated a program 
which brought doctoral candidates to in- 
tern in his company. Mr. Lawson is survived 
by his wife, Edith Reading Lawson; two 
daughters, Allyn Lawson Garvin and Peg 
Nickerson; six grandchildren; and a great 

Brewster Roe Hemenway '46, a retired 
U.S. Foreign Service Officer, died 
September 24, 2002 in his Buffalo, NY 
home. After graduating from GDA, Mr. 
Hemenway earned a Bachelor's degree in 
history and political science from Yale 
University, and a Master's degree in eco- 
nomics from Columbia University. He also 
studied global strategy at the U.S. Naval War 
College. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth 
Stidger Hemenway; two daughters, Caroline 
G. and Janet H.Taylor; a son, Brewster R. 
Jr.; and eight grandchildren. 

John G. Dowse '47 died in July in 
Sevierville, Tennessee. After GDA, Mr. 
Dowse graduated from Colgate University, 
served in the U.S. Navy during World War 
II, and then worked for the Buick Division 
of General Motors and the Norris Grain 
Company of Chicago. He is survived by a 
brother and several nieces and nephews. 


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chapel talk 

W xVrv 

by Bao Nguyen 

As the drumbeat of war gets louder 
and louder every day, I can not help but re- 
member a time not too long ago, a time 
when we marched off to a different drum- 
beat of war, the war against Communist 
aggression in Vietnam. I was born during 
that time. The drumbeats were loud 
enough then to send hundreds of thou- 
sands of people into war. Today, as our 
country prepares for war, I want to share 
with you what it was like growing up in a 

First, let met say that war is cruel. It 
brings out the worst in all of us. There are 
many things that happen in a war, and for 
everyone who is involved in a war there is 
a defining moment, a defining event that 
will change that person's life forever. I 
want to tell you about that defining event 
in my life. 

On April 30, 1975, Saigon fell into the 
hands of the Communists. The war in 
Vietnam ended. Hundreds of thousands of 
people fled Vietnam. My father, a high- 
ranking and highly decorated officer, de- 
cided to stay to rebuild Vietnam. After the 
Communists came in, they conducted a 
revenge campaign of forced labor against 
millions of people who served the South 
Vietnamese government. My father not 
only served the South but he also worked 
with the CIA. Therefore, my family be- 
came a prime enemy of the Communists. 

Soon after the provincial government 
was established in Saigon, the police came 
for my family. I remember that day well. I 
was at a friend's house and did not get 
home until 1 1 p.m. As I approached my 

Vm gonna lay down my sword 

and shield 

Down by the riverside 

Down by the riverside 

Down by the riverside 

Ain't gonna study war no more 

— Traditional Spiritual 

house, I saw soldiers and police surround- 
ing it. In front of my home was a large 
truck and people carrying my family's be- 
longings into the truck. I told the soldiers 
I lived there and they let me in. Inside my 
house, the police chief was walking around 
telling others what to do. The stock of his 
gun hung from his belt. He ordered every- 
one in my family into my parents' bed- 
room. Everyone except my father. They 
took him away to an undisclosed prison. 

Two of my brothers, two of my sisters 
and I were forced at gunpoint into the 
truck and taken to a labor camp. My 
mother was allowed to stay in Saigon be- 
cause they needed doctors. The 
Communists confiscated all our property 
and personal wealth. My mother was giv- 
en one room in our house in which to 
five; the authorities assigned other families 
to live in the rest of the space. 

We did not know where they had tak- 
en my father. We were not allowed to con- 
tact him. Two years later, in 1978, authori- 
ties came to tell my mother to follow them 
in order to pick up my father. When we 

brought my father home, he was paralyzed 
from the neck down. He had lost his 
memory. He could not remember who my 
mother or any of his children were. He 
could not take care of his personal hy- 
giene. He lived in pain and required med- 
ical and personal care 24 hours a day. 

I left Vietnam at the end of 1979 and 
arrived in the United States on March 17, 
1981. In April 1981, I received a letter 
from my mother. It read, "Your father was 
always angry. The only time that he could 
be at peace was when I took him to the 
temple to pray. It became a ritual for us to 
bring him there every day. One morning, 
he was sitting there praying. Suddenly he 
fell down, blood came out of his mouth, 
and he passed away. He is now in the hands 
of the Lord." 

People talk about the glory of war, but 
let me tell you something. All the glory 
and medals my father won will never be 
able to bring him back. All the medals that 
were given during the conflict in Vietnam 
can never bring back the 4,000,000 
Vietnamese, the 2,000,000 Laotians and 
Cambodians, and the 58,0000 Americans 
who died fighting the war, or the countless 
post-war victims of land mines and Agent 

The next time we think about war, we 
should think about my father, and all the 
fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, 
daughters, and friends who did not make it 
home. We should not take life so lightly for 
fife is so very precious. Treasure the mo- 
ments we have with each other. Peace be 
with you. 

77ns essay was adapted from a chapel 
speech delivered by GDA science teacher Bao 
Nguyen on October 9, 2002. 

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